"In years to come there will be almost irresistible pressures to carve out areas of the Park for structures or activities, because it would provide "an ideal site at no cost." There must be a deep commitment to the belief that there is no more valuable use of this site than as an open space." - Discovery Park's Master Plan
Friends of Discovery Park is an all-volunteer group formed in 1974 to defend the integrity of Discovery Park and to create and protect there an open space of quiet and tranquility, a sanctuary where the works of man are minimized.
More and more people discover Discovery Park. It is away from the city turmoil. It has an inestimable value in rejuvenating our minds, relaxing our bodies and replacing the stress of city life through the enjoyment of its creatures, the charm of its wildness and the beauty of its views. No other city park has such natural grandeur. Seattle has no other place left to substitute for it.
The Park has become an escape for city dwellers from the streets, buildings, cars, noise, pollution, crowds and the stress of urban living. The chance to be in contact with the wildlife, view the serenity of the mountains and Puget Sound, and the opportunity for peace and solitude is an invaluable gift that Discovery Park affords local residents and visitors from all over the world. They appreciate and are amazed that within just a few minutes from the center of a city that it is still possible to find a place of wildness, quiet and tranquility.