Discovery Park Beach Shuttle and Fall Programs

Take advantage of the last weekend of the Discovery Park Beach Shuttle.  This FREE bus picks up passengers from the Visitor Center and North Parking Lot beginning at 10:00am on Saturday, Sunday AND Monday of Labor Day weekend.

Fall program registration is available now.  Please call 206.386.4237 to register for the ever popular seasonal favorites – Mushroom and Spider programs and brand new programs such as Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek and Writing in the Wild. Click here for more information.

Discovery Park south parking lot closed Tuesday for maintenance

No worries-?the park?s main entrance? at 36th Ave?and Discovery Park Blvd will? be open as usual. Seattle Parks and Recreation Communications Manager, Dewey Potter adds:

Park users can park on the north side of W Emerson St. and enter the park through the walk-in gate.?Visitors can also park in the north parking lot and the Visitor?s Center parking lot.
Parks and Rec?anticipates reopening the south parking lot (located at W Emerson St. on the south side of the park) early?Wednesday, February 29th.
For more information click here

Helicopter rescue drill today at Discovery Park

If you live near Discovery Park, you’ll likely hear a helicopter and see a Cessna circling overhead on Saturday as part of a training drill. Puget Sound public safety agencies are participating in a several training exercises today. The drill at Discovery Park aims to find and rescue a person “injured” in heavy storms.

A Washington State Patrol Cessna will circle the park, using its thermal imaging camera to find the patient. Then the Seattle Fire Department?s Helicopter High Rise Rescue Team will board a King County Sheriff?s helicopter and lower a rescue hoist to pick up the patient off a hillside near the lighthouse.

The operation will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in and over Discovery Park.