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Marina Park

Amble along a crescent of green by the shores of Lake Washington for a scenic lunch spot and watch performances beneath a beautiful pavilion.

Marina Park is a stretch of greenery in the heart of Kirkland where locals gather to eat, enjoy art and head out onto the lake. Come here to take part in a community event or to escape from the city in a pleasant park next to quiet waters.

Explore the park on foot. Walk past a small stretch of sandy beach and shaded paths along the waterfront. Look for public art sculptures such as the Bicentennial Fountain and a row of leaping bronze children named Puddle Jumpers.

You can’t miss the Marina Park Pavilion, an elegant gazebo built around 1920. Watch live music played beneath it or join in with community events that take place in this venue. The park itself is sometimes transformed into a stage for public art performances too.

Stroll along the wooden beams of the jetty to see several boats moored. These docks are available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis for visitors wishing to arrive in Kirkland by boat. Bring a fishing rod and spend the day angling in Lake Washington. Cast your line for coastal cutthroat trout, yellow perch and black crappies.

Relax with lakeside views on one of the benches that faces the water. Picnic tables scattered around are great places to eat lunch. Gas barbecues are also allowed on-site. Watch boats bobbing along the lake as you eat.

If you don’t bring your own food and drink, head to the line of shops behind the park and choose between cafés, wine cellars and restaurants. After lunch, explore other sights in Kirkland, including the wetlands of Juanita Bay Park and the art in Howard/Mandville Gallery.

Marina Park is located on the coast of Downtown Kirkland. Buses from Bellevue and Seattle run to the streets outside the park, while there is on-site parking for those driving here. Celebrate Independence Day here on July 4; the park hosts Kirkland’s annual celebrations with an impressive fireworks display.


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The Heathman Hotel

The Heathman Hotel

220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland
4.5
of 5, from 671 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Kirkland, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kirkland Performance Center and Marina Park. Northwest University is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) away.

Downtown Kirkland Living

Downtown Kirkland Living

338 3rd Avenue South, Kirkland
4.8
of 5, from 4 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Kirkland, this townhouse accommodation is within a 10-minute walk of Kirkland Performance Center and Marina Park. Northwest University is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

Spacious and Well-appointed Apartment + Private Parking. 80 Walk Score

Spacious and Well-appointed Apartment + Private Parking. 80 Walk Score

521 7th Ave, Kirkland
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kirkland, this apartment is within a 15-minute walk of Kirkland Performance Center and Marina Park. Northwest University is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.

$189
Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa

Woodmark Hotel and Still Spa

1200 Carillon Pt, Kirkland
4.7
of 5, from 773 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This waterfront boutique hotel is 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from the high-tech Bellevue corridor and 15 minutes east of the attractions of downtown Seattle.

Contemporary Kirkland Mother-in-law Suite

Contemporary Kirkland Mother-in-law Suite

7514 124th Place NE, Kirkland
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kirkland, this property is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kirkland Performance Center, Northwest University, and Marina Park. Bellevue Golf Course is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.

Contemporary Kirkland Guest House

Contemporary Kirkland Guest House

7508 124th Place NE, Kirkland
5.0
of 5, from 5 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Kirkland, this property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kirkland Performance Center, Marina Park, and Northwest University. Bellevue Golf Course and Redmond Town Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$76
La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle - Bellevue - Kirkland

La Quinta Inn & Suites Seattle - Bellevue - Kirkland

10530 NE Northup Way, Kirkland
3.9
of 5, from 1,085 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This hotel is in Kirkland, WA, 1.9 miles from Bellevue Square, two miles from Lincoln Square, and 2.1 miles from the Bellevue Arts Museum and the Meydenbauer Center.

$89
Baymont Inn & Suites Seattle/Kirkland WA

Baymont Inn & Suites Seattle/Kirkland WA

12223 Ne 116th St, Kirkland
3.8
of 5, from 1,010 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

This motel is in Kirkland, WA, 2.9 miles from Columbia winery, three miles from Novelty Hill Winery, and 3.2 miles from the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery.