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Bayview Playground
Bayview Playground features a grass baseball field, basketball hoops, a children's play area, and restrooms.
Bayview-Kinnear (Lower Kerry Park)
Often called Lower Kerry Park, this part of the park is below the famous viewpoint. A fun place to frolic, it offers a large lawn area, landscaping, paths, neighborhood gathering area and children's play equipment. Franklin Place, across the street from Bayview-Kinnear to the southeast, is also part of Kerry Park property.
Beacon Hill Playfield
Beacon Hill Playfield, a neighborhood park next to Beacon Hill Elementary School, features ADA-accessible basketball hoops and a children's play area, picnic tables, accessible restrooms, a soccer and softball field, accessible tennis courts and an accessible wading pool.
Beacon Place
Originally donated by Edward F. Wittler (1851-1917), a prominent business man and real estate developer, this park is undeveloped open space on Dearborn Street between the I-5 and Jose Rizal Bridge underpasses.
Beer Sheva Park
The perfect place to visit on a summer day, Beer Sheva Park is located in southeast Seattle. The view across Lake Washington to Mercer Island and the Cascade Mountains is incomparable. This spot is popular for picnics, community gatherings, yoga classes and more.
Bell Street Park
Bell Street Park is a park-like corridor through the heart of Belltown. The four block park has one lane of traffic and boasts improved landscaping, better lighting, and more open space. The continuous level pavement encourages pedestrians, cyclists, and automobiles to share the space.
Bellevue Place
Bellevue Place is small grassy slope overlooking Lake Union across I-5. A short bike path runs through along bottom of the hill, connecting Melrose Ave E to a bridge over the highway to Eastlake Avenue.
Belltown Cottage Park
Belltown Cottage Park is adjacent to the Belltown P-Patch. The three historic cottages in the park formerly hosted writers from the Richard Hugo House's Writers-in-Residence program, however currently there are only 2 writers that remain while the City explores options for maintaining the Park as a Seattle historic site. In the meantime, the open spaces of the park are being maintained completely by the community.
Belmont Place
Named for an adjacent street, this mini-park is among a group of small plots donated by Seattle city founders David Thomas Denny (1832-1903) and Louisa Boren Denny (1827-1916).
Belvedere Park
This park has a stunning view across Elliott Bay to downtown Seattle, and on clear days to the Cascade Mountains and Mt. Rainier. Divided into two parts on the east and west sides of Admiral Way, the east section features a totem pole depicting stylized beavers, fish and frogs. Belvedere Viewpoint is a popular spot for scenic photos and as a backdrop for wedding and other ceremonial photos.
Belvoir Place
Belvoir Place is a small waterfront park located at 42nd Avenue NE near Surber Drive NE in Laurelhurst. This small park overlooks Union Bay.
Benefit Playground
Benefit Playground is located at 38th Avenue S and S Benefit Street. Developed in 1982, the park features basketball hoops, benches, landscaping, pathways, a picnic shelter, skatedot and a children's play area.
Benvenuto Viewpoint
Benvenuto Viewpoint is a small space that overlooks the highway and features views of the city.
Bergen Place
Bergen Place Park in downtown Ballard is located in the heart of the business district on the triangular site between Leary Avenue, 22nd Avenue NW, and Market Street. Benches and trees line the open square. The park is home to Artist Jenn Lee Dixon's "Witness Trees" and a community information kiosk. Bergen Place was named for Bergen, Norway, one of Seattle's International Sister Cities.
Bhy Kracke Park
Featuring one of the best views in the city, this unusual park is neatly sandwiched into a steep residential area and makes ingenious use of a "difficult" space. From the sloping hillside you have a great view of downtown, Lake Union, the I-5 freeway and Capitol Hill. The park is furnished with benches, a bike rack and a drinking fountain in case you want to stay and gaze a while. It’s a great place to watch the July 4th fireworks. From the upper part of the park, you can walk down the steep, ivied hill - passing azaleas, rhododendrons, and more surprise views - to a patch of grass with a play area for kids and a pergola for parents. Plan on a visit to this one-of-a-kind oasis in the heart of the city next time you visit the Queen Anne neighborhood. The view even inspired a song!
Bitter Lake Playfield
Bitter Lake Playfield is a fun neighborhood park that features lighted tennis courts, lighted ball fields, and a wading pool, whirl, and play structure.
Bitter Lake Reservoir Open Space
A simple neighborhood park, Bitter Lake Reservoir is a great place for the community to gather and play. A fence encircles the reservoir itself, so access is limited, but for simple purposes this park has what you need.
Blaine Place
This is a street triangle and was given to the city by founders David Thomas Denny and Louisa Boren Denny in 1886.
Blanche Lavizzo Park
Dr. Blanche Lavizzo Park is a narrow park that connects S Jackson St. and E Yesler Way. Its many oak, poplar, and other shade trees give the park a sense of seclusion even though there are houses and apartments on its east and west sides. The park also features a large grassy area with picnic tables and grills, a picnic shelter with fireplace, a long shelter house, a bricked open area with benches, and a small amphitheater used for free summertime concerts and plays.
Blue Dog Pond
Blue Dog Pond in Southeast Seattle near I-90 is .3 acres and is a wide, rectangular field perfect for throwing balls with grassy side slopes that your dog can run up and down. There are interesting art sculptures throughout the park that make it unique, including a giant reposing “blue dog” at the entrance. As a catchment area for excess water, it can get muddy during the rainy season. It is fully fenced and has running water.
Blue Ridge Circle
This is a small traffic circle. The plots for Blue Ridge Place and Circle were dedicated in 1930 by Blue Ridge Land Co.: A.N. Graves and D.R. Drew. The plots were purchased in 1935 by W.E. Boeing (of Boeing Aircraft Co.) and his wife. They then transferred jurisdiction in 1954 to the city.
Blue Ridge Places
These are two small parcels of land on a winding part of the street. The plots for Blue Ridge Place and Circle were dedicated in 1930 by Blue Ridge Land Co.: A.N. Graves and D.R. Drew. The plots were purchased in 1935 by W.E. Boeing (of Boeing Aircraft Co.) and his wife. They then transferred jurisdiction in 1954 to the city.
Boren Park
Louisa Boren Park is a stunning scenic viewpoint lined with benches, with a panorama of Lake Washington and the Cascades. A jogging path runs through the park, and a sculpture sits in the shelter of tall trees.
Boren Place
This little space is a street triangle named for adjacent Boren Avenue. Donated to city for use as a fire station in 1890, but transferred to Park Department jurisdiction in 1912.
Boylston Place
Donated by Mary Denny in 1902, this pocket park is a street triangle named for adjacent Boylston Avenue. Located at Broadway & Boylston Ave and maintained by SDOT, this space contains benches and plantings, providing a perfect place to wait for the streetcar or bus.
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