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Get Started

Begin in the retail core with a fresh beverage of your choice, and some snacks for the road. See the map of business listings in our Directions Page for eats, drinks and treats. Need a few suggestions?

  • Espresso from Maria at Via Vadi Caffe
  • Fresh and veggie juices from Rosa y Venus at Jugos y Tortas South Park inside Video Mar
  • Hot coffe & cool smoothies at South Park Espresso
  • Dog Outdoor Gear (D.O.G) — your pooch needs a snack pack too!

Meet the Duwamish

Head east to see people, goods, and wildlive traverse the Duwamish River from shorefronts parks. Your view includes a glimpse of our hard-working history, and even a peek at our future. Ground breaking for the new South Park Bridge was on Cinco de Mayo 2011.

  • Duwamish Waterway Park (7900 10th Ave S.)
  • 8th Ave Park (locals call it McNeil Landing)
  • South Park Bark Park (temporary location with a view of the rebuilding)

Learn & Play

Hop, skip, jump! We have parks and playgrounds, plus community activities that are fun for kinds (and the young at heart). Take a dance class or a computer class or browse the extensive collection of Spanish media at our fabulous new library.

  • South Park Community Center (8319 8th Ave S.)
  • South Park Playfield (738 S. Sullivan St.)
  • South Park Library (8th and Cloverdale)

Off the Beaten Path

Wander quiet trails at Marra Farm and Marra-Desimone Park: four acres of historic preserved farmland where community gardens generate tons of produce and kids learn about agriculture first-hand. Head further north to discover the Duwamish Longhouse, built in traditional cedar post-and-beam construction.

  • Marra Farm (9026 4th Ave S.)
  • Duwamish Longhouse Mon-Sat 10am-5pm (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

Feel the Beat

Need a place to stretch your legs, stomp around, make a little noise? Grab a friend and roll over to a couple of South Park’s newest parks. Don’t be fooled by their simplicity: we don’t waste any surface in South Park. These parks are functional works of art.

  • Cesar Chavez Park (7th Ave S. & S. Cloverdale St.)
    hint: bring along a rock in your pocket!
  • River City Skate Park (736 S. Cloverdale St.)
    hint: volunteer sweeping of leaves always welcome!
  • Thursday Night Bonfire (River & Southern)
    hint: see Bonfire Dan for details

Picnic Time

Return to the retail core, where you can recharge your batteries with a leisurely lunch or happy hour at any of South Park’s locally-owned restaurants. A few suggestions to get you started:

  • Loretta’s Northwesterner (8617 14th Ave S.)
  • Muy Macho (8515 14th Ave S.)
  • Napoli’s (8600 14th Ave S.)

The Adventure Continues

Support our local businesses and have fun too! Visit South Park throughout the year for events, workshops, and festivals, and get to know some of our neighborhood characters. Guess who else is in South Park Seattle?

  • Nota Bene Cellars: local wine makers using Washington-grown grapes (wine tastings for $5 second Saturday of each month).
  • J&D’s Foods: makers of Baconnaise™ (because everything should taste like bacon).
  • Odin Brewing Company: adventurous beers made with the finest regional ingredients.
  • Second Use: stocks reusable building materials recovered from projects around Puget Sound.