Visitor Information


Seward Park is open 6am – 10pm every day.


5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118

Friends of Seward Park

The Friends of Seward Park (FoSP) is a volunteer park advocacy group working to preserve the unique habitat and cultural legacy of this historic park.

Fern Die-Off Blog

Since 2013 the Friends of Seward Park have documented and researched the alarming die-off of the park’s sword fern population. Though Seward Park appears to be one of the first places hit by the die-off, the die-off is now also being tracked in other Puget Sound locations.

Torii Project

For the park centennial in 2011, the torii committee undertook to design, raise money, and construct a replacement for the original Seward Park Torii, a gift from the Seattle Japanese Chamber of Commerce to the city of Seattle in 1935, that was removed because of decay in the 1980s. A celebration of the now completed torii is expected on April 2, 2022 at 1:00pm.

Audubon Center

The Seward Park Audubon Center provides environmental programs, camps, and conservation work aimed at protecting birds and the places they need.

Clay Studio

The Seward Park Clay Studio is a non-profit artists co-operative that provides classes and events to promote ceramic arts.

Seattle Parks & Recreation: Seward Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation maintains the park and provides summer lifeguards at the swimming beach. It handles reservations and permits for picnic tables and events.