The Children’s Garden is super easy to find!  It’s located across the street from the Magnuson Park public playground, and behind the Brig building.

Click on this link to download a full-size version of the park map on the left

From the Playground Area: Walk north on the sidewalk that passes through the playground, then cross NE 74th St. at the 4-way stop. Take a few more steps down the sidewalk, then look on your left for the giant mosaic eyes and tail of the life-size Grey Whale Garden.  Enter across the whale’s back, around its tail, or through the tall arbor!


From the Brig Building: from its front parking lot, walk around the south side of the building, and past the Demonstration Orchard.  When you see a crushed rock path and “All Are Welcome” mural, you’re there!  From its back entry, turn right on the sidewalk that leads to the amphitheater, and you’ll soon see the garden entry next to the mosaic whale tail, or you can enter by walking up the Rolling Hill lawn!


Arriving by car: It’s easiest to enter Magnuson Park through the main entrance, at the intersection of Sand Point Way NE and NE 74th St.   The Children’s Garden is 3 blocks east of this entrance, and the closest parking is in the W-6 lot.


Arriving by bus:  Bus routes #62 and #75 stop at the intersection of Sand Point Way NE and NE 74th St, which is the main entrance to Magnuson Park.  The Children’s Garden is a quick, 3-block walk east of this entrance.


Arriving by bicycle:  Enter Magnuson Park at the Sand Point Way NE and NE 65th St. entrance (There is a protected bike lane from the Burke-Gilman trail to this intersection).  Once you enter the park, the safest route is to ride down NE 65th St and take the second left turn at Sportsfield Drive, then ride north to the first 4-way stop.  You can park securely at the bike rack in front of the Playground or at the rack in front of the Brig building.

To contact the Magnuson Children’s Garden Volunteer Coordinator for information about an upcoming stewardship event, or to inquire about scheduling a custom stewardship event for your corporation or community group,  send an email to

To contact the Magnuson Children’s Garden Committee for general info,  send an email to