These days, public parks are the green spaces and beaches carved out in between Seattle's neighborhoods and buildings. At the turn of the 20th Century, however, the roles were reversed. Thankfully, old timey Seattleites had the wise decision to set aside multitudes of land from the shores of Puget Sound to the shores of Lake Washington to remain public spaces then and now. Let's take a look back and see how our favorite parks, such as Discovery Park, Woodland Park and Frink Park got their start.
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