Green Lake

The most amazing freshwater lake is in the Green Lake Park Seattle, Washington. It is known as Green Lake. The park is bordered on the north and east by the Lake community, the south by the Wallingford neighborhood, the southwest is surrounded by Woodland Park and the west has a Phinney Ridge in its neighborhood. It’s a big glacial lake, with a basin near Vashon glacier, which also carved out Union, Lake Washington, Haller Lakes, and Bitter 50,000 years ago.


David Phillips surveyed the location for the US Surveyor General in September 1855, gave the lake its contemporary name. Because the lake is prone to algal blooms even in its natural form, his early notes are known as “Lake Green.” It was given the name dxWTLusH by the Duwamish, a word that is Lushootseed or has an unclear meaning.

The lake is 1.05 km2 in size, with a downward height of 13 feet and a maximum height of 30 feet (9.1 m). To preserve its depth, the lake is cleaned regularly. Green Lake is devoid of both outflows and inflows of surface water. Ravenna Stream used to drain into Lake Seattle, Washington, but the level of water was eliminated up to 7 feet in 1911 to make room for land, enabling the creek to get dried between Cowen Park. Ravenna Boulevard and Green Lake. This was built over the stream bed, with a broad grassy middle. Storm runoff, rainfall, and Seattle’s municipal supply of water currently feed the lake.

Various pioneers first settled in the area, the earliest was Erhart Sarfried, also known as “Green Lake John.” In 1888, Sarfried partitioned his farmhouse and a businessman purchased this land. The west part of the green lake, an “amusement park “was built by the W.D. Wood (a glorified garden for picnics). A.L. Parker built a  beautiful sawmill on the lake’s east shore. The trolley line that was invented connecting the neighborhood to the exact city was built by Edward C. Kilbourne, and its path is now Green Lake Way North. The trolley lines continued to expand, by 1910,

In July 2008, numerous metal spikes measuring 3 feet or 0.19m in length were discovered around the lake’s bottom, wounding a man who walked on them by accident. The spikes were later confirmed by the Department of Seattle Parks to be the result of a forgotten trial effort to restrict the proliferation of water system milfoil. In the early 1980s, the large marine plant initially grew in the lake. The Seattle Department of Parks put 120,000 square feet or 11,000 m2 of plastic light sheeting down the lake’s bottom in 1984, securing the sheeting with spikes. Originally, the spikes had formed tips to avoid harm, but they have been destroyed.

In late July 2008, the city engaged a large group of divers to eliminate the spikes. During the time of the cleaning, it was discovered that Seattle had attempted to attack milfoil along with the small weed-eating fish in the preceding 15 years, but had made no meaningful efforts other than employing divers to pluck the weeds off.

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