Park at Bothell Landing

Take a leisurely stroll along the Sammamish River, picnic on well-maintained lawns and visit a historic pioneer house at this pleasant riverside parkland.

Refresh yourself with a walk through the Park at Bothell Landing, a green refuge in the urban center of Bothell. Explore this well-kept 6-acre (2-hectare) park to discover verdant lawns, play areas and spectacular views of the Sammamish River, which runs adjacent to it.

Enter the Park at Bothell Landing via the Sammamish River Trail, which follows the banks of the river. The park’s open, green spaces are frequently populated by joggers, cyclists and dog walkers. This centrally located park serves as an ideal focal point for community gatherings and is often the scene of outdoor birthday parties and fitness classes.

Bring some food to the picnic area to share an al fresco meal with friends. Tables and barbecues are provided for public convenience. Take a Frisbee to throw around the lawn or find a shady spot to read a book.

Stop by the park’s amphitheater and study its simple design. This theater is often used for outdoor concerts and community events. Look for the white-picket gazebo in the park; this photogenic spot is very popular for wedding photos.

Let the kids run free in the play area, which features slides and swings for all ages. Bring a kayak and paddle out among the ducks and geese in the Sammamish River. Admire the attractive views of the waterside greenery and park lawns.

Don’t miss the park’s rustic pioneer house, a 19th-century log cabin that once belonged to Swedish immigrants Andrew and Augusta Beckstrom. Nearby, inspect a quaint one-room schoolhouse that dates back to the 1880s.

The Park at Bothell Landing is in central Bothell, a 5-minute drive west from the University of Washington Bothell. On-site parking is available. Visitors approaching from the opposite side of the Sammamish River can access the park via a pedestrian bridge.