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.Read More
Mapping The Ten 'Beloved Views' Of The Space Needle
1. Alki Beach Park
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
Seattle, WA 98109
This unusual park, neatly sandwiched into a steep residential area, makes ingenious use of "difficult" space.
3. Gasworks Park Marina
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
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
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
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
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
Seacrest Park is the land based access point for protected Scuba diving located on the western shore of Elliott Bay.
9. Seattle Center
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
The Landmarks Preservation Board designated Volunteer Park as a Seattle Landmark on November 2, 2011.