Everybody knows about Kerry Park, but if you want the views minus the crowds, I suggest heading over to Bhy Kracke. We stumbled upon this park when we were living in Lower Queen Anne. Walking up a steep hill will take you to a playground where in spring the park is surrounded by flowers and in fall covered by leaves. There is enough space to kick around a football.
A winding footpath will take you up top to beautiful panoramic views of downtown Seattle, Lake Union and the Cascades.
Driving there is not easy, which makes the end result all the more rewarding. Passing joggers, I marvel at the rows of beautiful houses perched on the hill with spectacular and uninterrupted views of the Space Needle. This is obviously a well manicured neighborhood. Turn right on the dead end sign and you’ll find what appears to be a backyard shared by neighbors but is actually a well kept public park, with benches, a water fountain and a few parking spots. The grassy area is ideal for dogs and children to run around on.
I come here when I need a place to read or reflect in solitude.