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GREEN LAKE Washington 98103 98105

The History of Greenlake

Geologists say the Vashon Glacial Ice Sheet, which also formed
Puget Sound and other area lakes,Image:Green Lake Library-1.jpg formed Green Lake 50,000 years ago. Dredgings of Green Lake have produced volcanic ash from an eruption of Glacier Peak that occurred about 6,700 years ago. The lake was included in the Olmsted Brothers’ (Designers of Central Park in Manhattan), comprehensive parks plan, and was given to the City by the State of Washington in 1905. Green Lake underwent a series of changes over the next 15 years- it was diked, dredged and filled until it shrunk by nearly 100 acres! The last fill deposited in Green Lake was from the excavation of Aurora Avenue.

The Green Lake Path


The path includes a 5 1/2 feet crushed granite trail closest to the lake for walkers and joggers, and a 13 1/2 foot asphalt path for wheeled users (bicycles, inline skaters, baby strollers and walkers.  This path is divided so the walkers have one half and the wheeled users have the other half.

Green Lake Homes and Amenities

The Green Lake neighborhood is a destination spot for people within Seattle who come to run, bike skate or walk in Green Lake park.  The park also serves as a natural preserve for hundreds of species of trees and plants, as well as numerous birds and waterfowl.  The 2.8-mile path around the lake provides a perfect recreational spot for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers, and there is an adjacent 3.2 mile trail for joggers. Many others use the athletic fields or visit the park for boating, picnics and swimming.  The north Seattle neighborhood is bounded by Wallingford on the south, Greenwood / Phinney Ridge to the west, Maple Leaf to the north, and Roosevelt to the east. The community is mostly single family units including Tudors and Bungalows maintaining their original charm.  Green Lake is a man-made lake boasting a 2.8-mile trail around the lake used for biking, running, and inline skating. On the lake itself you may swim, canoe, kayak, and windsurf.  There is also an indoor (Evans) swimming pool, as well as tennis courts, soccer, baseball, and basketball.  An estimated one million people a year use the park.  Green Lake neighborhood amenities include the Bathhouse Theater, Green Lake Community Center, and a Pitch and Putt Golf Course.  Adjacent to the lake is the Woodland Park Zoo, consistently ranked as one of the best 10 Zoos in the nation.  The business district is located on the east side of the park. Stores range from retail and sporting shops to small restaurants and specialty stores and attracts many young families and weekend visitors.


Real Estate Marketing  Specialists

Vicki Goldstein Seznick
Direct Line Vicki: 206-200-2022

Jack Seznick

Direct Line Jack: 206-941-3630



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