Madrona Park and Beach is 31.20 acre public park located on the waterfront on Lake Washington in the community of Madrona. The park includes a wooded hillside that slopes down to a grassy beach and swimming area, where lifeguards are on duty in the summer. It also features a jogging path along Lake Washington and picnic areas. Madrona Dance Studio is in the south part of the park. In addition to these amenities the park features scenic views of downtown Bellevue and Mt. Rainier. The park is open daily between the hours of 4 a.m and 11:30 p.m.

It is important to note that the park is long and extremely narrow sloping down into Lake Washington. This means the park is not very conducive to playing sports such as frisbee, football, soccer, etc. However, there are two large docks in the water, including one with a diving board, lots of picnic tables, a small beach area and tons of green space to lay out on.

History Edit

The park is named for the madrona trees at the lakeside. The Seattle Electric Company once operated a private trolley to the beach. The city acquired the property in 1908, and converted the bathhouse to a dance studio in 1971.

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