Last weekend we went for a drive on a wet, wintery day and ended up in the lovely neighborhood of Madrona. We have driven Lake Washington Blvd on numerous occasions, but this time we took a few back roads and discovered the Madrona Park Ravine. Named for the Pacific madrona trees which grown on site, this 9 acre hillside is part of the city owned park with nearly a mile of walking trails. This provides such a unique opportunity to get out and enjoy the calm of nature in the midst of a crowded metropolitan city, it's very refreshing. Park features include: restrooms, picnic sites, guarded beach, play area, and beautiful views of Lake Washington.
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