Lake Washington Boulevard is a prominent street located in Seattle, Washington. This one street in Seattle connects nine different Olmsted parks. The landscape varies between stunning shoreline and lush areas. The road, as well as the switchbacks will lead you directly to lakes, parks, and magnificent mountain views.
Lake Washington Boulevard
This route was first proposed back in 1903. It was designed by the Olmsted brothers whose family also designed Central Park in New York City. It took more than eight years to bring Olmsted’s design to fruition.
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The north end of the boulevard runs through the entire length of the Washington Park Arboretum, a vast green space of spectacular indigenous Northwest trees and plants, which is maintained by the University of Washington. The road winds through Washington Park, Denny Blaine, Leschi, Mount Baker and Seward Park neighborhoods. It is closed to automobiles ten days out of the year for recreation.
Lake Washington Boulevard continues to be a highlight of Seattle. This roadway is used daily by pedestrians, bicyclists, and automobiles. Whether you are a local or a tourist, Lake Washington Boulevard is a must-visit in this city.
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