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Louisa Boren Lookout

Parent Category: Seattle
Created: 13 August 2015

Address: 1606 15th Ave E, 98112

Phone: (206) 684-4075

Hours: 4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Acreage: 7.2

Pictures below will take you on a virtual tour around the park. Enjoy the views!


Seattle is reach in parks and lookouts, which are sometimes located in such a way that not even every local resident, living there for years, knows about their existence. They are scattered around the concrete desert of the city like tiny oases of greenery. Some of them are well-known and loved by the tourists, and that’s why often overcrowded; others, on the contrary, became the “secret places” for those who know them, where they can relax, think and have a rest from the fuss and bustle of the city.

Louisa Boren Lookout is just like that. It is located above the Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. Being less known and less popular then Volunteer Park gives Louisa Boren Lookout a great privilege – lack of crowds.

This serene place grants you a breathtaking view of Lake Washington and the Cascades, which is the same beautiful at any season and with any weather. You can also admire the view of the University of Washington, Union Bay, Bellevue and far beyond.

A walking path, lined with benches, runs through the park. On the edge of the hill there is a special place, like a belvedere, with a tree surrounded by benches, which is one of the most favorite places for making photos. It’s also a perfect place to take delight in watching the sunrise.

Nevertheless, many people don’t prefer to stay in the park after dusk, as it is located just across from the Lakeview Cemetery.

One more feature of the Louisa Boren Lookout is an untitled sculpture created by an Oregon artist Lee Kelly for the park in 1975.

There is also an unpaved walking trail going down the hill to Interlaken Boulevard. But we don’t recommend using it during or after the rain because it gets muddy and slippery and can be dangerous for walkers.

Due to its peacefulness and magnificent view, Louisa Boren Lookout became one of the favorite places for wedding ceremonies and one of the best “dating” places.
Louisa Boren Lookout was created in 1913 and was named after Louisa Boren Danny, a wife of David Danny and a sister of Carson Boren, who were considered one of the founders of Seattle.


In order to get directions click on the link below

Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Juliana Voitsikhovska

Information: Svetlana Baranova

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