Green Lake is a beautiful park located in the neighborhood of Green Lake in north-central Seattle. According to geologists, Green Lake was formed from the Vashon Glacial Ice Sheet approximately 50,000 years ago. Thousands of people visit the park daily. The park features a 2.8-mile path around the lake that is used by runners, walkers, cyclists, and skaters. It's home to an abundance of tree species and plants, and birds and waterfowl. There's also ample green space to play recreational sports. People use the lake for boating, kayaking, and canoeing.
Green Lake has two swimming beaches, which are very popular in the summer. Please visit the Seattle Parks and Recreation website for the beaches' lifeguard hours.