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Hello, Picnic Season! Park Your Picnic at One of These Fabulous Nearby Recreation Areas This Summer. - Alley24 Blog

Hello, Picnic Season! Park Your Picnic at One of These Fabulous Nearby Recreation Areas This Summer.

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It’s just about #picnicseason here in Seattle! Grab your favorite picnic blanket and spread out at a nearby park with your friends to celebrate all the lovely joys of Springtime in the city. 

Are you wondering where to enjoy your charcuterie close to your Alley24 home? Browse this blog post to learn about some of the best parks and most beautiful picnic spots that are either within walking distance or just a short drive away!


Denny Park



Pack up your picnic and take it on foot — Denny Park is just a 13-minute walk from our community and super accessible to get to! This picnic spot is complete with tons of green space, towering trees and even an off-leash area for dogs! Be sure to bring your pup along for the dog park journey so they can get some playtime in and then enjoy snoozing on your blanket while you sip on your favorite local rosé.  

Need to pick up food before you head over? Visit the Kukree Food Truck, serving up traditional Biryani flavors. You can also stop by Happy Lemon for some bubble tea! That’s some GOOD eatin’. 


Cal Anderson Park 




A bit further of a walk in the opposite direction brings you to Cal Anderson Park! Either 17 minutes on foot or a 5-minute drive, this nearby picnic spot boasts big open areas to enjoy snacking the afternoon away and viewing stunning landmarks like the Reflecting Pool, a fountain and a few oversized chess boards. It’s very worth the slightly longer commute!

Want to extend your picnic late into the night? Head to Outer Planet Craft Brewing right next door to enjoy one of their delicious craft brews! Sounds like the perfect recipe for a summer evening in Seattle if you ask us.    


Volunteer Park



When it comes to Seattle parks, it doesn’t get much better than Volunteer Park. This is a great place to park your picnic if you’re looking to do a bunch of fun activities before or after you sit and relax; it’s home to both the Volunteer Park Conservatory and the Seattle Asian Art Museum

Feeling extra active? Play a few rounds of tennis in the park’s spacious tennis courts! You can also wander around one of the many walking trails and enjoy the scenery. If you want to capture the best view, head to the Louisa Boren Lookout. And for your brunch time picnicking convenience, Macrina Bakery, Nuflours Bakery and Top Pot Doughnuts are all right near the park! Find it just a 5-minute drive away from your apartment.  


Do you have a hidden gem of a place in mind to enjoy picnics in Seattle that you just can’t resist? Let us know the perfect picnic spot near our community in the comments and enjoy all the wonderful picnic destinations that our neck of the Emerald City has to offer this season. 

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