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This is a park worth seeing! Rustic, natural qualities arise from the sights and sounds of trickling streams, long grasses waving in the breeze, small ponds, and winding paths through wooded preserves. The park itself is available for weddings and ceremonies.

Licton Springs was once a healing center for Native Americans, who constructed sweat lodges and bathed in the mineral waters of the springs. After pioneer David Denny built a cabin near the springs in 1870, hundreds of settlers drove for miles to immerse themselves in the spring water and in the mud.

The springs site remained a picnic area until 1935, when E. A. Jensen bought the site and built a spa. Then thousands flocked to the springs to take the waters and dunk in the thermal baths. In 1960 Seattle voters approved the site as a park, and the City bought the springs in 1961.Licton Springs still flows through the park. Historically, there were two springs within the park. The larger spring at the park's south end was filled with silt in the early 1960s. The smaller "iron spring" still exists today (somewhat modified) in the northwest corner of the park within the wooded area. 

Licton Springs Comfort Station Replacement Project

Summer 2022

The fire damaged restroom/comfort station was removed, and the facilities crews are working on site restoration.

Seattle Parks and Recreation secured funding to develop a pre-design study for re-building it and will reach out to the community in fall/winter 2022 to address the replacement of the building.

For more information, please contact Zain Aldahlaki at:

Special Event Spaces

This park has a special event space that you can rent for your next gathering! Learn more on our rentals page.