Me-Kwa-Mooks Park

Me-Kwa-Mooks Park is located in West Seattle at 4503 Beach Dr SW, Seattle, WA 98116. It is 34.5 acres in size, including underwater rights along the shoreline at Emma Schmitz Memorial Overlook.

In his 1908 report, Olmsted proposed a “Sound Bluffs Parkway” designed to “follow and preserve the steep slopes and bluffs from Williams Point (today’s Lincoln Park) northward to Schmitz Park. . . . The driveway is intended to keep just above the steepest part of the slopes to be acquired and preserved. . . .” Though the parkway was never built, this wooded hillside, once the homestead of pioneers Emma and Ferdinand Schmitz, was acquired by Parks in 1971.

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