Anne Ave). One of the area’s newest parks, The Counterbalance may look sparse, but on closer inspection the park offers a fun Queen Anne history lesson. It also makes for a nice urban park in the evening, with unique colored lighting.
David Rodgers Park: 2800 1st Ave W. Offering views of the Fremont and Ballard to the north, this park is the unofficial dog park for Queen Anne’s north slope. It also includes a playground, tennis courts and walking paths.
East Queen Anne Playground: 1912 Warren Ave. N. This small Upper Queen Anne park offers slides, climbing features and playground equipment for both kids and toddlers.
Kerry Park: 211 W Highland Dr. This small park on the south slope of Queen Anne, offers one of the most famous views of downtown Seattle, the Space Needle, Elliott Bay and Mount Rainier.
Kinnear Park: 899 W Olympic Pl. On the southwest side of Queen Anne, this pie-shaped park clings to the side of the hill and is divided into two tiers with views of Elliott Bay and Myrtle Edwards Park. The lower tier includes tennis courts and walkways. Marshall Park: 7th Ave. W. and W. Highland Dr. Across the street from Parsons Garden, this tiny green park is best known for an artistic concrete walkway that was made by a number of famed Northwest artists and architects. It offers benches and a view of the sound. The spot includes a memorial to Betty Bowen, a matron of the arts in Seattle. Mayfair Park: 2600 2nd Ave N. A small, neighborhood park, Mayfair includes some nice amenities, such as a jungle gym and slides for kids. McLean Park: Taylor Ave. N and Newton St.: This new park was still being developed. This future grass meadow on the eastern slope of Queen Anne will include a view of Lake Union and the Cascades. Parsons Garden: 7th Avenue W and W Highland Drive. Formerly the family garden of Reginald H. Parsons, this small but lovely park is often used for weddings and other ceremonies on Queen Anne’s south slope.