Acquired in 1990 with King Co. Levy funds for Open Space Preservation, this incredible view space offers a panoramic view of the Cascades and Lake Washington.
With Department of Neighborhood funding, Leschi Community Council hired Anderson and Ray Landscape Architects to formulate a plan for planting the area with NW native plants (the area had been clear cut of native plants in the late 19th century.)
In 2003, the large home at 36th and E Terrace (a former Italian consulate) was purchased with Pro Parks funding, adding a second viewpoint. The Leschi Natural Area boasts trails for walking and running, bird watching, great rocks for sitting or picnicking, and the incredible views which inspire quiet contemplation away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
The area is lovingly maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers, the Friends of the Leschi Natural Area, who devote every first Saturday of the month (rain or shine) to weeding, planting or spreading mulch. Volunteers are welcome; tools and gloves are provided as well as a nourishing lunch. Work parties are 9-3.
All native plants
3525 E Terrace St. See it on Google Maps.