Last updated on March 20th, 2022

The Washington Park Arboretum along the shores of Lake Washington is 230 acres of ready to explore nature. Stroll through the park to discover an assortment of plants (some unique to the Northwest), take a walk along the lake and continue toward the over-water walkway to enjoy more water views. Stop at the Graham Visitors Center for maps, restrooms, and a gift shop.

Continue your exploration of the park with a stop at the Japanese Garden at the south end of the Arboretum.

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Note to self

  • Maps and Trails here.
  • Plenty of free parking and space for people to spread out while exploring the grounds
  • There are separate pathways for walking and for bikes. The paved walking trails are very accessible for strollers, but there are a few stairs.
  • During non-COVID times, you can enter the visitor center or take a tram tour.
  • The Seattle Japanese Garden is located within the arboretum (there is an entrance fee).
  • This is a great place to take family photos.
  • Get a map in the Graham Visitors Center or go online for an interactive map.
  • There are bathrooms at the Visitors Center.
  • Dog friendly.
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