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Linnea Westerlind author of Discovering Seattle Parks: A Local's Guide

 Meet author Linnea Westerlind and her just published, Discovering Seattle Parks: A Local’s Guide

Linnea Westerlind has visited each of Seattle’s 426 city parks, an effort which she documented on her blog,—making her the absolutely perfect person to guide you to just the right park for your picnic, an outing with the kids, family reunion, or simply a fun new place to explore. Discovering Seattle’s Parks is based on Westerlind’s blog, but for this new guidebook she has revisited and further researched every single park she describes, and now includes even more detailed information and descriptions.


Organized by neighborhood, such as Downtown, Queen Anne, or South Seattle, the guide features full-color photos throughout and simple, illustrated maps for the largest parks with more complex trail systems. More information in the attached backgrounder.


Linnea Westerlind has been an enthusiastic hiker, explorer, and traveler all her life. She writes articles on parks and urban adventures for Her work has also been published in the Bellingham Herald, Western Front, and Klipsun magazine. She lives in Seattle with her husband and three sons. Visit her website at