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Check out the Capehart section of Seattle’s Discovery Park

The Capehart site is an often overlooked area of Seattle’s Discovery Park: 27 acres of new forest and wildlife habitat in the park that was stored and opened in 2018. It formerly held military housing dating to 1958.

The city, volunteers and nonprofit partners restored the site to feature green open space, meadows, woodlands and better wildlife habitat. There are two new walking/hiking trails, plus barriers to keep users from going off-trail and protect habitat. Tens of thousands of plants were added, including native ground-cover, shrubs and trees throughout the site.

The Capehart site is in the northeast corner of the park, just off the new crosswalk across Discovery Park Boulevard.  It is approximately a 20-minute walk from most parking lots.

Friends of Discovery Park has more about the project on its website.


More parks to check out:

Meydenbauer Bay Park in Bellevue

High Point Play Area (West Seattle)

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