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Address: 5520 Ravenna Ave. NE, Seattle, WA
Phone Number: (206) 684-4075
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A Large Park You Can Get Lost In (Literally)

I grew up near this large, wooded park in the University of Washington area... just north of the campus. It starts out on the south end with a playground and tennis courts, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2016
jay s
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I grew up near this large, wooded park in the University of Washington area... just north of the campus. It starts out on the south end with a playground and tennis courts, a baseball diamond and groomed field. It quickly changes to a wooded area to walk through...and is frankly a little spooky. Case in point...see the comic book Black... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a gorgeous and unspoiled park smack in one of the fave neighborhoods of Seattle. Great for walking about and if you have a dog, it will be a happy place!

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Thank greatcats
Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

For 41 years, I have loved this park. A round trip walk is but 1/2 mile, through a cool and quiet ravine that could not be developed. Green forests and a recently day-lighted stream add to its attraction.

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Thank seniormomentnw
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Remnant of the natural outlet of Green Lake into Lake Washington. Both of these lakes were larger before modern development. Green Lake is now surrounded by a park but has had its natural sources cutoff. The very large trees that once were along the stream are long gone.

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Thank alan p
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a quiet walk in a ravine that starts about NE 12th at about NE 62nd North of the University District and University of Washington. It meanders downhill along a small creek below neighborhoods on the ridge above. An easy trail with some elevation coming back up on a very good path. Best during the day. You can take... More 

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Thank Disodora
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This is a very nice park that feels almost hidden from view. There is really a sense of walking down into the park from the neighborhoods up "above" it. It is definitely worth visiting.

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Thank Alec D
Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had a nightmare finding this park from the I-5 because the road wound up and down hills and around corners and sometimes street signs were hard to see; missed finding the small parking lot, so parked on the street (where it is hard to find a parking place); that being said, the park is beautiful, with steps down to a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Closest to being out in nature while still in the city. This is a small park but pretty densely forested with a lot of vegetation. It's just north of Udub (University of Washington) and east of Green Lake so not too far to travel to visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is the deepest, wildest park within the city. The creek, the huge trees, the lack of a "manicured" look, perfect without driving in the mountains or going over to the peninsula. The illusion of wild without the work. Cool place to walk For less "wild" try . Cowen Park, which is actually one end of Ravenna.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had a nice gathering of friends and family with a barbeque and picnic. There were several tables with seating and room to play.

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