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....

From Wikipedia

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.

7 comments:

Pat said...

How interesting and what a wonderful place to spend some time!


Pat

Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

Kim said...

Yey, you did it! I read just the other day where you were contemplating starting a Lake Forest Park Daily Photo, and here you are. Welcome and congratulations. I hope you enjoy being part of this wonderful group.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Hyde DP said...

welcome to the world of DP

Anonymous said...

That must have been so nice. I am a member with 2 small kids and would love to use the facility. However these days the beach is to dirty with broken glass and bird droppings. And there are no other kids or parents to meet. It is kind of a ghost town. The care taker has scared every one away, me included. I have met lots who ladies who raised children in LFP. They told me how wonderful the beach was, and the fun their kids had with all their friends at the beach. I would love to have that for my children.

Anonymous said...

I know! The guy who is always there... is so... let's just say if he put the same effort into being nice and cleaning up, as he does keeping people out it would be a wonderful place. It really is a sad place!

Paintray said...

I have been taking my son to the Civic Club for the last three years and our family loves it. I think that the caretaker does a great job at keeping the grounds clean and making us feel safe and welcome. He is always nice and friendly to our family and many guests. He also does a good job at organizing events.

Eric Lynch said...

Thanks for the mention of the LFPCC in your blog. Please consider revisiting our club and updating your review when time is available. We have been very busy since your last update improving the grounds and facilities for our members and guests.