03 September 2009

Hiawatha Park, West Seattle/Admiral

Hiawatha Park, West Seattle/Admiral

I was very happy to have stumbled upon this park. It looks like they're doing a bunch of construction at the playfield, so maybe whatever sports teams play/practice there will have a pretty new home soon.

Location: California Ave SW & SW Lander St, Admiral area of West Seattle
Number of swings: 5 regular, 1 baby seat. 2 baby buckets.
Ground material: Wood chips
Chain length: Long

I met a fellow swinger here! I sat on a swing next to another guy who looked about my age/mid-twenties. Upon sitting, he exclaimed, "I LOVE SWINGING!" And I agreed with him. We had a wonderful conversation of "The Joy" of swinging as we reached great heights with these long swings. It's always nice to meet like-minded individuals. He apparently likes to play Spiderman while swinging, so I got an awkward-though-entertaining show as I got my swing on.

The baby swings are pretty standard. Overall this park is nice, and I'm sure it will be even nicer when the construction ends. As I've noted in previous posts, I'm always a huge fan of swingsets with more than 4 (in this case, 5!) swings in a row.

How to get there: Bus routes #55, 85, 128 stop along California Ave SW in both directions. Routes #56 and 57 stop along Admiral Way (1 block north), and they provide excellent service to and from downtown Seattle, if you feel like making the trek way out to West Seattle.


  1. our lightrail here is called the Hiawatha line. Coincidence? Or yet another reason for you to do a special entry out here....