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The National Parks and Recreation Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to parks, recreation, and environmental conservation. In an effort to support its employees' pursuit of recreation, the Hutch has compiled a list of local resources for employees and their families to utilize before or after work, or during lunch breaks. As you review the list, consider the quote from Amelia Earhart, "The effect of having other interests beyond those domestic works well. The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship."

Seattle Parks and Recreation
Boat/Canoe/Kayaking Activities near Eastlake and the University of Washington
Resources for Running and Walking
Bicycling Resources and Information
Tennis Resources
Soccer in Seattle
Recreational Gear Rentals and Retailers
Additional Local Resources

Seattle Parks and Recreation

100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, (206) 684-4075. A premier resource for recreational information, activities and resources.

Order a Free Park Guide

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers a free Park Guide for carrying in your backpack or glove compartment. It shows park features (picnic tables, restrooms, children's play areas, etc.) and complete listings of ramps for motorized boats, boating class and rental sites, fishing piers, lawn bowling facilities, special gardens, community centers, golf courses, off-leash areas for dogs, environmental education centers, swimming pools, summer beaches, and visual and performing arts centers.

Boat/Canoe/Kayaking Activities near Eastlake and the University of Washington

Agua Verde Café and Paddle Shop
1303 NE Boat St. (close to UW)
Kayak rentals.

Center For Wooden Boats
1010 Valley Street
Rents small rowboats and sailboats for use on Lake Union.

Moss Bay Rowing, Kayaking, and Sailing Center
Located across the street from FHCRC at Yale Street Marina.
Kayak and motor-sailboat rentals, tours, instruction, private family dinner cruises, and youth day camp programs. Discounts given to FHCRC/SCCA employees.

Northwest Outdoor Center (NWOC)
2100 Westlake Ave. N. Suite 1
206.281.9694 or 800.683.0637
Rents sea kayaks and offers lessons and trips.

Dragon Boat Racing
The Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club (SFDBC) invites you to join them for dragon boat paddling. Visitors are welcome! Dragon boating is a paddle sport in long 42-foot boats that can hold up to 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a steersperson. It is an exhilarating team sport with a full body workout and minimal cost. SFDBC practices year-round on Lake Union in preparation for the summer racing season.  We meet in the parking lot of the Kenmore Air Terminal on the southwest end of Lake Union at 950 Westlake Ave. N. (across the street from the Marriott Courtyard Hotel). We practice up to four times per week. How often you practice is up to the individual. As a visitor, you can paddle with the team for free, up to three times, before deciding whether or not to join the club. Membership is only $100/year.  See our web page for additional information. See you on the water!

University of Washington's Waterfront Activity Center
Located on Lake Washington, near southeast corner of Husky Stadium parking lot, off Montlake Boulevard
Canoes and rowboat rentals

Resources for Running and Walking

Seattle Parks & Recreation's Extensive Listing of Running Resources

Burke Gilman Trail
12.5-mile asphalt pathway with gravel side path much of the way, from Gas Works Park north to Kirkland.

Running Along Fairview Avenue
Quiet roadway running along the east side of Lake Union from Newton Street to the University Bridge. For additional road running, continue south from the University Bridge along Fuhrman & Boyer Avenue beside Portage Bay.

Running Along Interlaken Boulevard
About two miles of winding, quiet hillside roadway through forest and woods, from Roanoke Park to Washington Park/Arboretum.

Running Along Lake Union
Almost exactly 10,000 meters (6.2 miles) around the lake. Start at Gas Works Park and cross the Ship Canal on the University and Fremont Bridges.

Gas Works to Golden Gardens
About six miles along the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Shilshole Bay.

Lake Washington Boulevard
About six miles from Seward Park to the Arboretum and seven miles from Seward Park to Madison Park via McGilvra Boulevard. The first three miles are on asphalt.

Queen Anne Hill
4.3 miles of Scenic Drive loop with paved road, parking strips, and fantastic city views.

Seattle Parks & Recreation's 400 Meter Cintrex (Synthetic) Surfaced Tracks

Maps of Running & Walking Trails Near UW

Bicycling Resources and Information

Cascade Bicycle Club
A non-profit organization focused on creating a better community through bicycling. Cascade Bicycle Club offers a variety of services including club rides, bicycle safety and education courses, and advocacy.

The Seattle Bicycle Club
A non-profit organization dedicated to the interests of recreational cycling enthusiasts

Bicycle/Roller Blade Rentals

Gregg's Green Lake Cycle
7007 Woodlawn Avenue NE

Montlake Bicycle Shop
2223 24th Avenue E

Tennis Resources

Rodger Tennis Courts in Eastlake
3rd Ave. W. & W. Fulton St.
Features two outdoor tennis courts located in Eastlake. No outdoor lighting available.

Soccer in Seattle

Greater Seattle Soccer League
9750 Greenwood Avenue North

Washington Youth Soccer Association
623 Industry Drive, Tukwila

Recreational Gear Rentals and Retailers

Outdoor & More
510 Westlake Avenue North
Rents selected mountaineering and winter sports equipment and offers a variety of outdoor gear and clothing

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
222 Yale Ave North
206.223.1944 or toll free 888.873.1938
Rents hiking, mountaineering and winter sports gear, has climbing pinnacle, and provides a wide variety of educational presentations throughout the year. For a list of local seminars click on the Stores & Events tab.

Additional Local Resources

UW Golf Range
Open to the public.

University of Washington's Intramural Activities (IMA) Building
Indoor/outdoor facility available to UW students and faculty.

A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, exploration and enjoyment of outdoor activities and wilderness areas.

To Reserve a Sports Athletic Field