Lincoln Park, built in the 1850s, covers 135 wooded acres of West Seattle, making it one of the city’s oldest and largest parks. Neighboring the Washington State Ferries Fauntleroy-Vashon terminal in West Seattle, this park offers brilliant views of the Puget Sound, beach access, and access to the Coleman pool. Lieutenant George Davidson originally named this park Fauntleroy Park after his fiancée Ellinor Fauntleroy but the name was changed to Lincoln Park in 1922.
As West Seattle developed, the park expanded and new features were added. A shelter, playground, and parking lot were constructed between 1925 and 1930, and trails, fireplaces, and seawalls were built during the Great Depression era. The Colman Pool began as a muddy swimming hole, but in 1941 a generous donation of $150,000 in honor of Seattle pioneer Laurence Colman, the pool received a concrete bottom and sides.
Today Lincoln Park boasts fun-filled attractions including a beach pathway, two tennis courts, five picnic shelters, which are available for daily event rental, three baseball fields, and the Lincoln Park Wading Pool, the latter which is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June through September. Dense plant growth and rocky beaches surround Lincoln Park. It is especially enjoyable during the summer months when the Wading and Colman pools are accessible for swimming.
- Daily 4am to 11pm
- Metro Stop:
- Bus lines: 54
- Location: 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA
- Phone: 206-684-4075
- Website: www.seattle.gov