Introduction to Lake Forest Park, Washington
Lake Forest Park, Washington is 2 miles E of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 10 miles N of Seattle, Washington. It is in King county. The city is part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metro area. The population of Lake Forest Park is 13,142.
Lake Forest Park History
Lake Forest Park is among the earliest planned communities in the Seattle area. Ole Hanson and A.H. Reid established it in 1912. They intended it to be a picturesque retreat for professionals, and developers strived to preserve the natural landmarks of the area. It was officially incorporated in June 1961 and continued to exist as a small town until the 1990s. This is when it expanded its borders through a series of annexations.
Lake Forest Park and nearby Attractions
- Lake Washington
- Burke Gilman Trail
- Third Place Commons
- Nordic Heritage Museum
- Saint Edward State Park
- Edmonds Arts Festival Museum
Things To Do In Lake Forest Park
Lake Forest Park has several parks, playgrounds, streams, and wetlands. There are a couple of beach clubs on Lake Washington which offer lake and boat ramp facilities. The Burke Gilman Trail runs along the lakeshore and connects Puget Sound with the foothills of Cascade Range. The city also provides opportunities for shopping and dining. The Third Place Commons is a popular hangout area which also serves as the venue for various special events and programs.
Lake Forest Park Transportation
Boeing Field/King County International is a few minutes away.
Lake Forest Park Higher Education
Edmonds Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, and Seattle Community College are nearby.