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Seattle Parks and Recreation’s parks and programs named top picks for family recreation

Kids and nature docent on beach in Discovery Park

A Seattle Parks docent teaches kids about marine life on the beach at Discovery Park.

When it comes to making good impressions, moms and dads can be the toughest critics. That’s why we were honored to hear that Seattle parents named Discovery Park the best Urban Nature Experience for a second year in a row.

Every year ParentMap magazine’s editorial team surveys its readers to discover the best family resources in Seattle as part of its Golden Teddy Awards.

This year Discovery Park took first in the Urban Nature Experience category with Carkeerk Park, Seward Park and the Washington Park Arboretum listed as finalists.

The Golden Teddy Award page reads, “Wild Discovery Park, a former military base that is the largest park in Seattle, has it all. From the 2.8-mile trail loop through forests, meadows and along bluffs with breathtaking views to driftwood-tossed beaches and even a lighthouse, the range of nature experiences in Seattle’s largest park is astounding.”

Discovery Park Nature Day Camp was named a finalist in the Nature + Environmental Camps category.