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The perfect place to visit on a summer day, Beer Sheva Park is located in southeast Seattle. The view across Lake Washington to Mercer Island and the Cascade Mountains is incomparable. This spot is popular for picnics, community gatherings, yoga classes and more. And right next door, through the new art pedestrian gate, is the Rainier Urban Farm and Wetland, a partnership project initiated by the community and funded in part by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy. The partners are Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Tilth and the Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands.

Beer Sheva Park was named for Beer Sheva, Israel, one of Seattle's International Sister Cities. Just east of Rainier Beach High School, this tiny lakefront park features a children's play area, picnic tables and restrooms. It's a great place to watch a Seattle summer sunset. It is one of our many Pesticide Free Parks.

In 2014, the City of Seattle re-established 440 feet of natural stream channel through the park and reconnected Mapes Creek to Lake Washington. Growing salmon need shallow shorelines and small creek mouths for rearing, but many historic creeks have vanished or been directed to drainage pipes. The newly-restored creek mouth is now one of a series of "rest stops" recreated for juvenile Chinook along the Lake Washington shoreline. By replacing the piped creek outlet with a daylighted connection to Lake Washington, the multi-purpose project will also reduce stormwater overflows. Other improvements made to this park in one of Seattle's most diverse and historically underserved neighborhoods include adding native plants along the creek, enhancing drainage, and adding new walkways and artwork.

Current Project

Visit the Be'er Sheva Park Improvements project page to find out more about this community initiated project.

Have your picnic here!

This park has reservable picnic areas. Visit our picnic reservations page for more information on how to have your event here.