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Lawton Park is a neighborhood in the Magnolia area of Seattle, Washington. Named for the large park, the area contains mostly single-family homes, some of which occupy waterfront sites on the Fremont Cut or Puget Sound.
The Park covers almost 12 acres and was named for the Fort Lawton Army Base. The city of Seattle purchased the land in 1952, but the Army and Navy still own some rights to the land.
Discovery Park is located here and covers 534 acres and contains over 11 acres of walking trails. The city of Seattle purchased the land in 1952. The park contains a play area, bike paths, nature trails and a path to the shoreline. Over 270 species of birds inhabit the area, and nature tours are occasionally conducted by the Environmental Learning Center. Visitors may be treated to a rare sighting of coyotes and bears in the woods. The West Point Lighthouse, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, is an easy stroll. Day Break Star Cultural Center is located in the park, supported by United Indians of All Tribes. A meeting room is available, and pre-school classes are held here. Also available is a banquet hall that can be rented for special events.
Residents of the area shop in nearby Magnolia Village, which boasts numerous small shops and restaurants. Commuters travel 15th Avenue W. to Ballard in the north or to downtown Seattle. The Magnolia Bridge also connects Magnolia residents to Interbay and 15th Avenue West. The Magnolia Library is located near the Village, as is Pop Maunger Pool, an outdoor pool used in the summer months.