It’s hard to imagine Seattle without Discovery Park. It represents the largest city park and largest open space in a large, booming city becoming more dense by the week. There is no realistic prospect of ever adding a space of similar size inside the city should this one be whittled away by development.
The Capehart Forest restoration project represents one of the largest and most exciting additions to Discovery Parks open space in recent memory. Since the early 60’s the 30-acre site has been filled with over 60 prefabricated military homes and owned by the Navy. With its security fencing, no-trespassing signs, and very central location, it represented a significant detraction from the Park as a place to enjoy the out of doors.