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Saint Edward State Park
SAINT EDWARD STATE PARK
SAINT EDWARD STATE PARK
14445 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, Washington   98028

Phone: 425-823-2992
Saint Edward State Park
'Seminary Bldg East Side'
© Friends of Saint Edward State Park a 501c3 organization

Saint Edward State Park
'Grand Dining Hall of Seminary Bldg'
© Friends of Saint Edward State Park a 501c3 organization

Saint Edward State Park
'Seminary Bldg West Side'
© Friends of Saint Edward State Park a 501c3 organization

Saint Edward State Park
'Playground'
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Saint Edward State Park
'Trail to Lake'
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Saint Edward State Park
'Lake Washington Shoreline Looking West'
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Saint Edward State Park
'Lake Washington Shoreline Looking South'
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Saint Edward State Park
'Seminary Building West Side'
© Friends of Saint Edward State Park a 501c3 organization

Saint Edward State Park
'Park Entrance Road'
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Saint Edward State Park
'Lake Washington shoreline'
© Friends of Saint Edward State Park a 501c3 organization

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

Boats and RVs
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WABoat Rentals
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
61.8 miles from park*


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Picnicking
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.
Trails
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
The park provides two rentable day-use heritage places: the Grotto and the Grand Dining Hall.

The Grotto is a secluded garden alcove, that lends itself well to intimate ceremonies and services. Capacity is 120 people. Water and electricity are not available at the site. Tables, chairs, outdoor heaters, 20' x 20' and 10' x 20' canopies are available to rent for an additional fee.

The Grand Dining Hall, within the first floor of the Seminary Building, is an ideal setting for special events and conferences of up to 50 people. Facilities include an expansive dance floor. Tables and chairs rent for an additional fee.

Rates for both heritage places vary with size of the group. For information or reservations, call (425) 823-2992.
Things To Do in the Area
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival - Rollingbay, WAArts/Cultural/Drama
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival is a family-focused music event organized by volunteers. The festival brings diverse music to the community, raising funds for local charities, this year PAWs of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.
Web Site: BainbridgeBluegrass.org
15.7 miles from park*
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WAFamily Outting
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
Web Site: leavenworthoutfitters.com
61.8 miles from park*
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!
October 16 Great park by dog on leash guy!
Love the park, but keep your dog on a leash!
August 25 Great day park by Liz
Went to Saint Edwards State Park on Sunday...lots of freindly people with their dogs. Enjoyed the well groomed trails and will check it out in the fall.


Area Campgrounds

Trailer Inns R.V. Park/Bellevue
15531 South East 37th
Bellevue, WA
800-659-4684


Lake Pleasant RV Park
24025 Bothell-Way SE
Bothell, WA


Harbour Pointe RV Park
11501 Highway 99
Everett, WA
425-789-1169


Lakeside RV Park
12321 Highway 99 South
Everett, WA


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Directions
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.

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