Photos by Tag: Washington Park

May 5th, 2010

Life at Washington Park

I was too early to drive the Loop Road, so I cut through the campground at Washington Park to park and wait. On the way I saw a deer, so I parked and followed it into a clearing. There I discovered six of the resident deer population … two or three resting in the shade […]

May 3rd, 2010


I was the only person at Sunset Beach Monday morning. No surprise. Could barely maintain my balance to snap a few photos of the whitecaps. Got to the Loop Road gate too early, settled for the beach shots and some beauties of local deer. Encountered a very relaxed group of six near the Loop Road […]

January 11th, 2009

Self portrait

Pleasant weekend weather drew many to the outdoors. This city’s Washington Park was a busy place Saturday, with beaches and loop road drawing dozens of people of all ages. This couple decided to capture the moment with a digital camera at the summit of the loop road near a landmark tree that for generations has […]

January 3rd, 2009

Family hike

This LaConner family opened the new year with a hike at Washington Park, arguably the most popular recreation spot on Fidalgo Island. Mom and Dad checked their park trail map upon reaching the summit overlooking Burrows Bay.

July 7th, 2007

Beach adventure

Just a short distance after starting onto the Loop Road at Washington Park you will discover a parking area to the left on a hard left turn. Park the car and descend a staircase to this wonderful stretch of beach.

May 15th, 2006

Skyline vista

This was the view of Skyline Saturday from the hilltop viewpoint at Washington Park. This is the largest neighborhood on the west side of the city.

February 13th, 2005


This photograph was taken Sunday afternoon from the playground area at Washington Park’s Sunset Beach. Prominent in the silhouette is the horizontally configured shoreline tree routinely associated with Anacortes.

October 23rd, 2004

View over Burrows

I wasn’t the only one who chose this strange fall day to spend an hour or so at Washington Park. This was the view in late Saturday afternoon from the top of the Loop Road looking across Burrows Bay toward Mt. Erie. Put the Loop Road on your agenda. Walk, jog, bike or drive.

August 1st, 2004

Uplands view

This view of Washington Park was taken from the bluff above, which features a sweeping view of the San Juan Islands. The popular “Loop Road” follows the perimeter of the point. Marine activity is heavy as the public boat launch is located at Sunset Beach.

October 11th, 2003

Lone gull faces the elements

I’m not sure where seagulls seek sanctuary from the elements, but this lone gull chose to brave the wind and rain on a recent afternoon at Washington Park. Incidentally, the change in weather has had a marked effect on the volume of pedestrian traffic at the popular park. In other words, it’s a great season […]

October 10th, 2003

Loop road shelter

The three walls of this shelter just off the Loop Road in Washington Park are substantial, but the roof is giving way to the forces of nature. This could be a scene from 100 years ago, until you look closely and see a modern item the pioneer traveler would have been very excited to see…

September 5th, 2003

Out of the shadows

This is a familiar scene to those who make “the loop” at Washington Park a regular part of their summer schedule. Joggers, bikers, walkers and drivers pass this landmark tree shortly after starting around the city park’s one-way loop road. Inside the loop are acres of land laced with a well-maintained trail system.

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