Colman Park was designed by the Olmsted Brothers in 1910. It is located in the Mount Baker neighborhood at 1800 Lake Washington Blvd S, 98144. It is 24.3 acres.
Located in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood where Lake Washington Boulevard winds back down to the shoreline, south of the I-90 Bridge, this forested hillside park features a small beach and two small bridges separating vehicular traffic, above, from pedestrians and cyclists below. Acquired in 1907 from Seattle’s first municipal water company, Colman Park still includes the original pump intake pipe from the Lake. A plaque shows the historic Olmsted postcard of the park, together with an Olmsted quotation about Seattle’s “advantages of water and mountain views and of woodlands.”
John Charles Olmsted created a preliminary plan for the park in 1910 that laid out routes for paths and included designs for plantings that featured forested areas and open spaces. The park includes a section of Lake Washington Boulevard, also part of the Olmsted parks and boulevard system.