When most people think of parks in the area, Discovery comes to mind (check out the article). Yet there is so much that’s left unsaid about Magnolia Park, a small, casual, intimate green space with sweeping views of Puget Sound and magnificent Mount Ranier.
There is something unique and special about Magnolia Park. A good energy. Maybe it’s that it’s never too busy and is well spread out.
I came across it one day when I was driving around, admiring some of the glass houses and manicured lawns in the clean and safe area. You can find a lot of residents biking up and down the streets. A small car lot leads you to a pathway toward a sloping park with scattered benches, BBQ pits and picnic tables. Imagine the type of hill you can see yourself tumbling down. There are some great tennis courts here, too. On a clear day in the spring and summer months, you can see a number of white sailboats on the water.
This is a quiet and peaceful place to take a lazy afternoon nap.
And the best thing about this place? It’s only a 4 mile drive from downtown, making it incredibly accessible to visitors.