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Lake Ballinger Park

Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area
47.7897, -122.3293 Map & Directions
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  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
  • Fall foliage

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This 100+ acre park near Edmonds is on the eastern shores of its namesake, Lake Ballinger. Fishing is available year round, and with beach access, barbeques, and picnic tables, it is an excellent place to spend an afternoon with the family. Continue reading

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Hiking Lake Ballinger Park

This 100+ acre park near Edmonds is on the eastern shores of its namesake, Lake Ballinger. Fishing is available year round, and with beach access, barbeques, and picnic tables, it is an excellent place to spend an afternoon with the family.


Ballinger Park itself is 42 acres, a beautiful greenspace established after a golf course in the area closed in 2012. As a passive use park, the space has not been developed with a set trail system, but three access gates for people recreating on foot are available. One is near the boat launch, one near the clubhouse, and the last on the park's west boundary.

Note that the park does have wetland areas that are sensitive to human intrusion. Please do not disturb birds or wildlife during your visit to Ballinger Park.

Lake Ballinger Park

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 47.7897, -122.3293 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

driving directions

The park is located at 23000 Lakeview Drive, in the city of Mountlake Terrace.

From I-5 heading north, take exit 178 to 236th St SW. If you are heading south, take exit 177 and turn right onto 236th St. SW.

Once on 236th St SW, merge onto Lakeview Drive. Continue around Lakeview Drive and soon encounter an entrance on the lefthand side of the road. Be careful crossing traffic here.

Another entrance is found about a quarter-mile up the road, again to the left.

take transit

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Plan your visit by bus using TOTAGO, or consult the schedule for Community Transit route number 130.

Get off at Lakeview Dr and Ballinger Playfield.

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Puget Sound and Islands > Seattle-Tacoma Area

City of Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds

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