In 2009, Linnea Westerlind set the goal of visiting every Seattle park in one year. Then she discovered how big the park system is.
Four years and more than 400 park visits later, Westerlind has an appreciation for Seattle parks that she’s eager to share. She created a blog called “Year of Seattle Parks” that serves as a guide to more than 400 parks and highlights her favorites by category (viewpoints, hidden parks, hiking trails and playgrounds among others).
“What possessed me to want to visit all the parks in the city of Seattle?” Westerlind wrote on her website. “Well…here’s how I sum it up: some curiosity about the city’s more than 400 parks (some have very odd names), the challenge of seeing how quickly I could do it (just about four years, it turns out) and a desire for some adventure without having to leave the urban limits (this was the best part).”
Check out Westerlind’s blog here.