Magnuson Park- Seattle.
We’ve been to Magnuson Park quite a few times over the past five years living in Seattle. Magnuson Park used to be a Navy Air Station but in 1975 part of it was given to the city of Seattle. Some of the buildings and roads from the days of the Navy are still intact. The path you walk on along Lake Washington is actually the old road. The park also has a picnic area, boat launch, dog park and an art installation made out of fins from former U.S. submarines! Pretty fun, huh?
There were people kite surfing in the chilly sun. It sure was sunny, but it also was only around 45 degrees F. Yikes!
The ducks were sunning themselves next to their mates. I love to see animals hanging out with their significant other.
Remnants from the Navy Air Station.
There are the submarine fins. They look like an orca pod!
On each fin there is a plaque with the name of the submarine the fin came from.
There are 22 fins total in the installation.
A dirt path winds through the fins near Lake Washington.
More navy buildings.
Here’s a fun fact…The first park where Magnuson is currently located was established in 1900 and called Carkeek Park. In 1922 the navy began construction at the park and Carkeek Park was moved to its current location along Puget Sound. Remember Carkeek from the photos I posted a few weeks ago. Pretty fun history!