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Mapping The Ten 'Beloved Views' Of The Space Needle

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Earlier today, we discussed the issue of Space Needle views and the potential for many of them all around Seattle to go away if new rezoning laws go into effect. If the topic has caused you to feel the need to find a spot to savor the Seattle landmark, check the map below to see the ten spots that the city protects as "beloved views" of the Needle. Most of them you've probably spent more than enough time at but perhaps there's one or two angles out there you've yet to gaze at.

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1. Alki Beach Park

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1702 Alki Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 684-4075
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This long beach strip that runs from Alki Point to Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay provides a full view of Seattle Downtown as well as the Needle.

2. Bhy Kracke Park

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1215 5th Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109

This unusual park, neatly sandwiched into a steep residential area, makes ingenious use of "difficult" space.

3. Gasworks Park Marina

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2143 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

There aren't many views like the one on the sundial looking out on Seattle and the Needle.

4. Hamilton Viewpoint Park

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1531 California Way SW
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 684-4075
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In 1957, the park was named to honor Rupert Lehn Hamilton in recognition of his efforts to promote parks and viewpoints in West Seattle.

5. Kerry Park

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211 W Highland Dr.
Seattle, WA 98109

An unsurpassed view of Elliott Bay and the Central City, with an occasional backdrop of Mount Rainier, the Space Needle is front and center from here.

6. Myrtle Edwards Park

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3130 Alaskan Way W
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 684-4075
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Myrtle Edwards Park has a 1.25-mile winding bike and pedestrian paths along Elliott Bay, fantastic views of the Olympics Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound.

7. Olympic Sculpture Park

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2901 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 654-3100
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Experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Space Needle, Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.

8. Seacrest Park

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1660 Harbor Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98126
(206) 938-0975
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Seacrest Park is the land based access point for protected Scuba diving located on the western shore of Elliott Bay.

9. Seattle Center

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305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 684-7200
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Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, this 74-acre Seattle Center is a park, arts, and entertainment center is the home of the Needle.

10. Volunteer Park

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1247 15th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 684-4075
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The Landmarks Preservation Board designated Volunteer Park as a Seattle Landmark on November 2, 2011.

1. Alki Beach Park

1702 Alki Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98116

This long beach strip that runs from Alki Point to Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay provides a full view of Seattle Downtown as well as the Needle.

1702 Alki Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116

2. Bhy Kracke Park

1215 5th Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109

This unusual park, neatly sandwiched into a steep residential area, makes ingenious use of "difficult" space.

1215 5th Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109

3. Gasworks Park Marina

2143 N Northlake Way, Seattle, WA 98103

There aren't many views like the one on the sundial looking out on Seattle and the Needle.

2143 N Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

4. Hamilton Viewpoint Park

1531 California Way SW, Seattle, WA 98116

In 1957, the park was named to honor Rupert Lehn Hamilton in recognition of his efforts to promote parks and viewpoints in West Seattle.

1531 California Way SW
Seattle, WA 98116

5. Kerry Park

211 W Highland Dr., Seattle, WA 98109

An unsurpassed view of Elliott Bay and the Central City, with an occasional backdrop of Mount Rainier, the Space Needle is front and center from here.

211 W Highland Dr.
Seattle, WA 98109

6. Myrtle Edwards Park

3130 Alaskan Way W, Seattle, WA 98121

Myrtle Edwards Park has a 1.25-mile winding bike and pedestrian paths along Elliott Bay, fantastic views of the Olympics Mountains, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound.

3130 Alaskan Way W
Seattle, WA 98121

7. Olympic Sculpture Park

2901 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121

Experience a variety of sculpture in an outdoor setting, while enjoying the incredible views and beauty of the Space Needle, Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.

2901 Western Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121

8. Seacrest Park

1660 Harbor Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Seacrest Park is the land based access point for protected Scuba diving located on the western shore of Elliott Bay.

1660 Harbor Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98126

9. Seattle Center

305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109

Originally built for the 1962 World's Fair, this 74-acre Seattle Center is a park, arts, and entertainment center is the home of the Needle.

305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

10. Volunteer Park

1247 15th Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98112

The Landmarks Preservation Board designated Volunteer Park as a Seattle Landmark on November 2, 2011.

1247 15th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112