- Named for the great naturalist Luther Burbank, this park has trees and vegetation from all over the world. Located on Mercer Island in Lake Washington between Seattle and the Eastside, this island is highly accessible and only minutes from downtown. The park is the administrative headquarters for King County Parks. Park amenities include tennis courts, picnic grounds and a swimming beach with seasonal lifeguards. There is an off-leash area for dogs, and a marsh with red winged blackbirds, marsh wrens, even eagles and osprey. Free parking is available in lot.
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