Limited parking permits available
Free summer beach shuttle:
A free beach shuttle will operate at Discovery Park from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 1, 2019.
During operation, the shuttle will pick up and drop off riders in the Visitors Center parking lot, at the north parking lot bus stop, and in the beach parking lot (click here to see route map).
For park visitors wishing to walk to the beach, it is a 1.5-mile walk each way from any of the three parking lots in Discovery Park. Walk on the Loop Trail until you reach one of three trails that lead you to the beach – the South Beach Trail, the Hidden Valley Trail, or the North Beach Trail.
Limited summer beach parking permits:
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Facility has kindly given park visitors access to 12 parking spaces (including 2 handicap) for the Discovery Park beach lot. Seattle Parks and Recreation staff distribute parking permits for these spaces from the Discovery Park Visitor Center (located at 3801 Discovery Park Blvd.) on Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The permits are reserved for those with children under age 6, people over age 62, and people who are not physically able to walk to the beach due to injury, illness or some other physical condition. Permits are valid for 3 hours, after which they must be returned to the Visitor Center.
Click here for more information about Discovery Park.