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Parsons Park

Parsons Park is a gem, tucked away on the south slope of Queen Anne's south slope, just 5 minutes from Downtown Seattle. It's also a 5 minute walk from Seattle's popular viewpoint at Kerry Park.

This small, 0.4-acre park has lush grounds, with open lawn areas fringed by a variety of shrubs and trees. It's the perfect place for a picnic, or to find a quiet corner of the park and read or sketch, while surrounded by gorgeous gardens in this tranquil oasis.

This enchanting park is also popular for ceremonies, and you can make a booking through Seattle Parks.

History: Parsons Park was originally part of the gardens of a Dutch colonial home owned by prominent Seattle businessman Reginald Parsons. His original home is still standing next door, at 618 W Highland Drive. His children gifted the park to the city in 1956.

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