Wednesday, February 6, 2008
LFP Civic Club
Lake Forest Park Civic Club is a private space located on Lake Washington at the foot of Ballinger Way. However, anybody living in a certain area is eligible to join and the dues are very reasonable. The view from the parking lot (last summer NOT now in February) Being a member gives you a swimming beach and dock on Lake Washington plus a boat ramp. Not public public access on the north end of Lake Washington. A club house for rent and fairly good picnic areas. Play area out of sight to the left.
Lake Washington is a very large lake 22 miles long, maybe 10 miles across.
I spent a LOT of time here when my kids were young. Just a mile from our house. You piled whoever was home plus a certain number of neighbor kids and went down for an hour or so of sand and swimming in the afternoon. Sometimes it's good just to spend some time at the lake....
Lake Forest Park is a city in King County, Washington just north of the Seattle city limits. A bedroom community by design, most of the city consists of single-family housing on medium to large-sized lots, with an emphasis placed on retaining the natural features of the landscape. Less than 4% of the city land is zoned commercial; most of that is in one location, and there are no industrial areas whatsoever. Notable features include a large amount of lakefront and lakeview residential property, assorted parks and nature preserves, convenient access to the Burke-Gilman Trail, a summertime-only farmer's market, and a large new and used bookstore / food court where community members socialize. The population was 13,142 at the 2000 census.