Magnuson Park is a 350 acre (1.4 km sq) park on Sand Point at Pontiac Bay, Lake Washington
, in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle
, Washington. The park is the second largest in Seattle, after 534 acre (2.2 km sq) Discovery Park
in Magnolia. It is located on the spot of the former Naval Station Puget Sound. Sand Point is the peninsula with Pontiac and Wolf bays that juts into Lake Washington
in northeast Seattle.In 1975 a large portion of the Navy's land was given to the City of Seattle.
Magnuson Park today features several sports fields, a picnic area, a swimming beach, public sailboating,many paths for walking and bicycling, a dog park or off-leash dog area and "Kite Hill", a large grassy man-made hill constructed in the 1980s from earth and pavement pieces of the old airfield tarmac. Vehicle access includes boat launch ramps and large parking lots for cars, trucks, and boat trailers.Magnuson Park is home to Seattle's biggest playground, the Junior League of Seattle Children's Playground.