It's easy to miss Port of Seattle's Jack Block Park , tucked as it is between piles of shipping containers and piles of industrial detritus.

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Best Reason to Hit a Commercial Loading Dock

Jack Block Park

It's easy to miss Port of Seattle's Jack Block Park, tucked as it is between piles of shipping containers and piles of industrial detritus. But next time you're heading to Alki to strut your tanned stems or catch a little beach volleyball, watch for the exit a mile south on Harbor Avenue. The sign is easy to miss, and it leads to a long drive that appears to be for the trucks picking up the containers. The drive empties onto an 11-acre mini-paradise, complete with grassy knolls, a playground, and a 45-foot-high observation deck that offers a postcard-worthy vista of the city. And with so many people headed for the meat-market beach a mile up the road, you can have it pretty much to yourself, even on the sunniest days.—Laura Onstot

 
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