Swim Lake Washington
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Martha Washington Park

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Type: Public Park
Address: 6609 57th Ave S, Seattle
Visited on: 8/16/2020

I visited this park on a hot day (>32°) and there were a lot of people down close to the water, although not nearly as crowded as nearby Seward Park. It's a big park with lots of room for picnics, etc. Since it's the dry season in Seattle (July) the lawn was quite dried out. The water was very wavy due to boats and wind. I entered the water by a set of cement stairs and encountered a very rocky bottom-rocks 10cm or so in size and very uncomfortable underfoot. On a weekday with less boat traffic the water would be much smoother and quite pleasant for swimming with a lot of shore, both north and south, to explore.
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