Madison Park Seattle
Madison Park is a neighborhood in east central Seattle, Washington, USA, named after the city park at the foot of E. Madison Street on the Lake Washington shore. It is bounded on the east by Lake Washington; on the south by the intersection of Lake Washington Boulevard E. and 39th Avenue E., beyond which is Denny-Blaine; on the west by Lake Washington Boulevard E.; and on the north by Union Bay. Washington Park and the private Broadmoor community and golf course are subunits within Madison Park. The neighborhood’s main thoroughfares are E. Madison Street (northeast- and southwest-bound) and McGilvra Boulevard E. (north- and southbound).
Madison Park Seattle is a lovely grassy park on the shores of Lake Washington, south of the Evergreen Point Bridge. The park features a bathhouse and swimming beach that is patrolled by lifeguards during the summer.
Madison Park residents work hard to make their neighborhood quiet, friendly, and relaxed. Their grassy park slopes down to a 400-foot beach, with cement steps on the north and a short sandy portion on the south near a tall apartment building. The beach includes a bathhouse with restrooms, bike rack, and well-placed benches for parents to keep an eye on the children. There are some quaint shopping and restaurants right across the street. Swings and play equipment, baby swings, climbing features, big tall trees, new and well-kept equipment, two tennis courts, large lawn area, sand swimming beach w/ lifeguard chairs, two benches, and big grassy slope to lounge on. The park offers a beautiful view to the East of the floating bridge and the Cascades beyond.
Madison Park in the early 1900s was a popular destination for people who lived in Downtown Seattle and continues to draw from Capital Hill and beyond, especially on warmer days.