O.O. Denny Park Professional Review and Guide
"At O. O. Denny Park, nothing is as it seems. What looks like a small, lakefront green space in the city of Kirkland is actually a narrow slice of deep forest owned by the city of Seattle. Some of the largest trees in the city stand here, including the broken-off trunk of a 600-year-old Douglas fir, reportedly the largest tree in King County until high winds felled it in the early 1990s. An easy trail loops through the narrow creek valley.
O. O. Denny Park is largely known for its beach—if it is known at all. Drawn by the open picnic area right on Lake Washington, families arrive on hot summer weekends to relax, play, and have barbecues on the grass. A large wooden shelter is often reserved for formal occasions and large gatherings, and 0.25 mile of access to the water provides good views of the opposite shore, including the enormous National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) installation at Sand Point to the south."