Swim Lake Washington
A summer 2020 quest

Medina Beach Park


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Type: Public Park
Address: 500 Evergreen Point Rd, Medina
Visited on: 9/29/2020

Notes:
Medina Beach Park is located at the southern end of Evergreen Point Road in Medina, Washington. It's a city park that sits adjacent to the Medina City Hall and is the gateway to viewing the waterfront homes of VERY RICH people, many of them Microsoft folks. Since the water side is public, it's the only feasible way to see the homes that these ultra-rich people have built. On our swim we saw the T-Rex house (Nathan Myhrvold) and what I'd like to call 'Casa Ridículamente Enorme' but is actually named 'Villa Simyoni' (Charles Simyoni). Read more about the T-Rex House and Villa Simyoni. Villa Simyoni is getting a remodel and growing as of this writing! The swim from the beach was delightful because we had a bright fall morning and the water was shallow enough that we could see the lake bottom (even swimming through someone's driving range where the bottom was littered with golf balls!). The park itself is nicely green and slopes gently down to a mixed sandy and comfy rock beach. There are several roped-off swim areas, mostly pretty small, a floating dock, and the swim area is divided into 2 parts by a rip-rap barrier that's pierced by culverts. Since the day was so clear and calm we had views of Mt. Rainier to the south and watched the rising sun illuminate the mirrored tall buildings of downtown Seattle all while swimming in mirror-like water. A magical morning.
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