The health and safety of our residents and visitors is the highest priority of the City of Kirkland. As part of King County, Kirkland is in Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s “Safe Start” re-opening. Although many City services are available online, City Hall and most City buildings are closed to the public as part of our response to COVID-19.

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Transportation

Kirkland Getting Here MapGetting Here

By Car
Kirkland is located on the eastern shores of Lake Washington, just 12 miles east of Seattle via the I-90 or the I-520 Evergreen Point floating bridge, and 20 miles from SeaTac International Airport. To get to downtown Kirkland take 405-N and exit 85th Street.
 
There is ample free and paid public parking in downtown Kirkland.

By Boat
The City of Kirkland and Carillon Point marinas offer guest moorage with excellent access to downtown shops and dining, waterfront parks, overnight accommodations, and local events. Kirkland’s Marina Park and 2nd Street docks are year-round transient moorage facilities available on a first-come, first served basis.
 
By Bus
Take the 255 bus from Downtown Seattle to Downtown Kirkland or the 235 from Downtown Bellevue to Downtown Kirkland.   For details on public transportation and routes, visit metro.kingcounty.gov or call (206) 553-3000.
 
By Uber or Lyft
Uber or Lyft can deliver to you Kirkland from SeaTac International Airport or anyplace in the region. Use the Uber or Lyft app to request a ride 
 
By Taxi
Eastside for Hire: 425-453-9000
Stita: 206-697-2532
Kirkland Limo Service: 425-406-6333

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The Unique Boutiques of Kirkland

Local lakefront shops in Kirkland's friendly downtown, and sophisticated global brands at the Village at Totem Lake, Kirkland shopping features outdoor plazas and public art to boot

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Kirkland Parks

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Cross Kirkland Corridor

The Cross Kirkland Corridor is a compacted crushed gravel 5.75 mile segment of the Eastside Rail...

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Bridle Trails State Park

Bridle Trails State Park is 489-acre Washington state park in the Bridle Trails neighborhood of...

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O.O. Denny

Named after Orion Denny, O.O. Denny Park offers hiking trails, BBQs, covered structures for picnics...

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Juanita Bay Park

Juanita Bay Park abounds with flora and fauna and features views of Forbes Creek Wetland, Juanita...

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David E Brink

Named after the David E. Brink, the Kirkland parks director responsible for establishing many other...

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Big Finn Hill Park

Big Finn Hill Park is part of the King County Parks system, but luckily for Kirkland, it lies within...

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Heritage Park

Heritage Park is a precious piece of Kirkland history! This park offers expansive views of Lake...

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Houghton Beach Park

Doris Cooper Houghton Beach Park lies between Carillon Point and downtown Kirkland along Lake...

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Jasper's off-Leash Dog Park

Jasper's Off Leash Dog Park is a 2-acre fenced off leash dog park located in the Totem Lake area....

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Juanita Beach Park

Newly renovated Juanita Beach is one of Kirkland's most popular parks! Juanita Beach features 1,000...

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Marina Park

Downtown and close to many restaurants and shops, Marina Park features a sandy beach—perfect to get...

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Saint Edward State Park

Saint Edward State Park spans areas of both Kirkland and Kenmore. It offers 316 acres with 3,000...

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Peter Kirk Park and Pool/Lee Johnson Field

Named after Kirkland's city founder, Peter Kirk Park hosts Lake Washington and Juanita High School...

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Watershed Park

Watershed Park is tucked away in south Kirkland like a carefully held secret waiting to be...

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Waverly Beach Park

Waverly Beach Park is a stunning 2.76 lakefront park with 490 lineal feet of shoreline on Lake...

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132nd Square Park

132nd Square Park is a beloved community asset! Located in the Kingsgate area, this lovely corner...

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