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Woodland Park Zoo
Woodland Park, known for its exceptional zoo, has a lot of other things going for it. Located on approximately 90 acres, the multipurpose park and recreation space is just southwest of Green Lake and... Read More
Woodland Park, known for its exceptional zoo, has a lot of other things going for it. Located on approximately 90 acres, the multipurpose park and recreation space is just southwest of Green Lake and north of the Fremont district. Separated into two parts by Aurora Avenue, the part on the west of Aurora is largely occupied by the Woodland Park Zoo, but it also has picnic space, a formal rose garden, open space, and a play area for children. East of Aurora is an ideal spot for picnicking, and areas can be reserved. This area features barbecues, woods, grassy hills and trails. Woodland Park also offers walking paths, several playfields, tennis courts, lawn bowling, horseshoe pits, a skatepark and a large, wooded off-leash dog area. Be sure to check out their Zoo Tunes summertime concert seriesâ"perfect for families and large groups of friends of all ages.
- Oct-Apr: Daily 9:30am-4pm
- May-Sep: Daily 9:30am-6pm
- Oct-Apr Adult (13-64) $11.50; Child (3-12) $8.50; Child (2 and under) Free
May-Sep Adult (13-64) $17.50; Child (3-12) $11.50; Child (2 and under) Free
- Things to Do with Kids: "If you're visiting during summer months, be sure to check out the concert line-up planned for the popular Zoo Tunes series. This past year's roster includes talents from the B-52s and Feist to The Wood Brothers and John Prine."
- Outdoor Activities: "If you've never tried it, lawn bowling offers a unique new experience, and Woodland Park is home to a beautifully manicured set of lawn bowling greens. Check out the zoo's rockin' summer music series, which brings big-name acts to this urban oasis (ideal for fun-filled groups picnics with all your closest friends)."
- Things to Do in December: "Note that WildLights is closed December 12, 24 and 25."
- Best Attractions & Activities: "During summer months, Zoo Tunes brings an incredible lineup of musicians to an alfresco concert series that is certainly worth a visit (or several!)."
- Parks: "If you've never tried it, lawn bowling offers a unique new experience, and Woodland Park is home to a beautifully manicured set of lawn bowling greens at which to check out the relaxing and fun sport."
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Woodland Park Zoo shows off cute, furry creatures and their larger cousins in lovely a setting that replicates natural habitats.
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Woodland Park, known for its exceptional zoo, is a multipurpose park and recreation space just southwest of Green Lake, located on approximately 90 acres.
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: WildLights kicks off at Woodland Park Zoo November 23 and continues through January 5, bringing back Seattle's wildest holiday-time festival of lights.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Woodland Park Zoo brings more than 1,000 animals to a 65-acre space in urban Seattle, just a few miles north of downtown.
- Best for Parks Because: Woodland Park, known for its exceptional zoo, also draws visitors to its 90 acres for recreational activities and summertime concerts.