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Washington State Parks

USA Parks
King Country Region
Saint Edward State Park
Saint Edward State Park Trail to Lake © Dennis Hill
Saint Edward State Park Playground © Dennis Hill
14445 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, Washington   98028

Phone: 425-823-2992
Saint Edward State Park is a 316-acre day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. Once a Catholic seminary, the park's rich history reflects in its grounds and architecture. Walks along the undeveloped lakeshore are peaceful and give the visitor many opportunities for nature study. The park offers many outdoor play amenities. The park hosts the last undeveloped waterfront along Lake Washington's shore. Bald eagles, otters and other animals may be viewed along the 3/4-mile natural portion of the perimeter. An indoor swimming pool and gymnasium are available. The Carole Ann Wald Memorial Pool, named in 1969 for the sister of a seminary student by their father (a major donor), now provideds year-round, indoor public swimming programs for all ages and abilities. The park has two sites suitable for weddings and other special events.

Park hours/updates:

The park is open year round for day use only.

Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Foxes? Muskrats? Otters? Raccoons? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Owls? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Bass? Bullhead? Salmon? Trout

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Yew? Alder? Apple? Ash? Birch? Maple? Foxglove? Rhododendron? Rose? Berries? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Thistle
History of the Area
This site was once used by Native Americans while fishing the area.

In the late 1920s, the archbishop of Seattle donated the property to the Diocese of Seattle for use as a seminary by the Sulpician Order of Catholic Priests. In 1931, St. Edward Seminary was constructed. In the fall of 1977, because of declining enrollment and changes in the education of seminarians, the diocese sold 316 acres, including the seminary, to the state for use as a state park. In 1978, the property was dedicated and received its current name.
Park Store
Services/Supplies Available in the park Available in the area ? Pay phone ? Auto repair? Airport? Boat rental? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Marine supplies? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? White gas? Wood? Swimming

There are snack and drink vending machines located at the pool and gymnasium. Supplies available for rent through the park include 20' x 20' and 10' x 20' canopies, chairs, folding tables and outdoor heaters.

The park has no camping.
Boats may be launched at the Department of Fish and Wildlife ramp in Kenmore, which is just north of Saint Edward State Park.

Saint Edward State Park is extremely popular for special events, weddings and family picnics. To ensure your family/group can have your event/picnic on the date you select, reservations are strongly recommended. Regardless of the size of your group, a Special Activity Recreation Permit may be required pursuant to WAC 352-32-047. To make a reservation or to obtain a Special Activity Recreation Permit for your event, please call the park manager at (425) 823-2992. Even though the park offers first-come, first-served picnic tables, if the park has reached its capacity level with reservations, first-come, first-served tables will not be available. Also, because of limited parking and to help save resources, visitors are strongly encouraged to car/vanpool.

The park offers five unsheltered picnic areas for rental to groups. Each site accommodates at least 150 people with picnic tables and stand-up style grills. The east and west picnic sites have a ball field with their areas. The north picnic area has an open play field and horseshoe pits. The south picnic site has a beach-style volleyball area with a net and is very close to the playground. There are 20' x 20' and 10' X 20' canopies, tables, chairs and portable heater rentals available for outdoor picnics. Extra parking may be set up for events in advance, call the park manager for details at (425) 823-2992.
There are many trails open to mountain bike and is a very popular activity within Saint Edward State Park. Remember several of the trails are open to hiking only and bikes are strictly prohibited on these trails. Check with the park office or kiosk for trail maps and information.
Area Attractions
Water Activities ? Boating (freshwater)? Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)? Fishing (freshwater)? Personal Watercraft (freshwater)? Swimming (freshwater)? Water Skiing (freshwater)

A big toy playground is popular with kids. The playground was built by the community for the community and completely funded by donations from the community.

Picnicking, hiking, soccer, mountain biking, fishing, bicycling, swimming, bird watching, softball and horse trails also are in the Holmes Point area.

Access to waterfront from the shore is by trail only. There is no vehicle access to the beach, which is undeveloped and unguarded.

There are many trails open to mountain bike and is a very popular activity within Saint Edward State Park. Remember several of the trails are open to hiking only and bikes are strictly prohibited on these trails. Check with the park office or kiosk for trail maps and information.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 10 Great Park by Crackers
We go here all the time. Love this park! But the pool is now closed permanently.
July 6 Gorgeous park
We went there for the first time today and it is gorgeous! The play structure is amazing!! The trails are gorgeous!!!! Wish I would have known about the parking...got a ticket & had no way to put money in the box! I checked the website & did not know about this :( we have only lived up North for a year...all the parks in Seattle you park for free. So buy a Discovery Pass or bring $10.00 cash!
February 19 Great park for dogs by kids on a leash guy
Great Park but keep your kids on a leash!

Area Campgrounds
Harbour Pointe RV Park
11501 Highway 99
Everett, WA
Lakeside RV Park
12321 Highway 99 South
Everett, WA
Trailer Inns R.V. Park/Bellevue
15531 South East 37th
Bellevue, WA
Lake Pleasant RV Park
24025 Bothell-Way SE
Bothell, WA

Located at the north end of Lake Washington in Kenmore, Wash.

From I-405 northbound : Take exit #20-A (116th St. N.E.) and turn west (left). Travel 4.5 miles. (At 98th Ave., the road name changes to Juanita Dr.) Park entrance is on left.

From I-405 southbound : Exit at Hwy. 522 (exit #23-B). Drive through Bothell to Kenmore. Turn left at 68th Ave. (68th turns into Juanita Dr.) Park is 1.5 miles on the right.

From I-5 : Take exit #175 (145th St.) and travel east to Bothell Way. Turn left. Travel north to 68th Ave. in Kenmore. (68th turns into Juanita Dr). Park is 1.5 miles on the right.


Washington State Parks