Sights to see soon, Seattle: SCHMITZ PRESERVE PARK

SCHMITZ PRESERVE PARK

(5551 SW Admiral Way, Seattle, WA 98116)

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It’s free to wander the trails of this wonderful city park in West Seattle. It is a patch of old growth forest.

Look for western red cedars,

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Douglas fir trees,

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and hemlocks.

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Look for native plants: salal,

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sword fern,

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bracken fern,

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and Oregon grape.

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Watch out for nettles. They sting.

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The park is just over 53 acres.

A creek runs through the park and out to Constellation Park which lies along the shore of Puget Sound.

SchmitzParkTrailMap

The city’s parks website.

The Washington Trails Association website.

A map to get there.

IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF SEATTLE OR CANNOT MAKE IT TO SCHMITZ PARK, VISIT THE CLOSEST PARK TO YOUR HOME. TELL US ABOUT IT IN THE COMMENTS.

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. Arleen says:

    My favorite Seattle park. Thanks, Pam.

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    1. Maybe you can add some of your photos. It is a wonder.

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  2. van chu says:

    When I look this park, I remember my country!

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    1. Van Chu, I’m glad! What is your country?

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  3. Liban Ahmed says:

    What wonderful day today I went there with my friends. Also we went there after the rain stop. We had fun. We spend our Halloween day there in the ocean.

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    1. Liban Ahmed, You were smart to go after the rain stopped!

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      1. Liban says:

        Thank you. I’m planning to visit more places

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  4. Denh thang says:

    It is look natural and marvelous place.My husband and i went there on september 02.Feel comfortable.

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  5. Diem La says:

    I like this place. It is really wild and natural. I thought if there is a big bear appear here, i will run fast.

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  6. Diem La says:

    This is clear and wild. The air is fresh. It’s good when we come here in the morning.

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    1. If you saw a bear, it would be on the news!

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  7. Pankaj kumar says:

    The Schmitz preserve park is a beautiful place I went there with
    My father that’s beautiful place

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  8. Hsin Yu says:

    This is a park in the city. It runs from a neighborhood to Alki Beach. It is like being in the mountains but you are still in the city.

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    1. I agree. One can feel far from the city.

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  9. Rina Ponce says:

    The park is gorgeous!!! The natural moss is pretty and covers many trees. It is slippery if you walk on fallen logs. There are small streams here and there that you can hear as you get close.

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    1. The rains fill the streams.

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