McCurdy Park in Seattle is the home of MOHAI, the Museum of History and Industry. Located just north of 520, it’s bordered by the Arboretum on on side and the Ship Canal on the other, so when you stroll around the arboretum paths you’re likely to see local rowing crews practicing.
Recently I was there on a nice day with my whitewater kayak to practice on the slalom gates that hang right next to the 520 bridge. Here are some pics from that day.
I should put in another plug for the excellent Washington Kayak Club - full of super-nice people like Jennie Goldberg from the the NW Whitewater Racers, who volunteers her time to teach people like me slalom skills.
For the record, when it comes to me I’m using the term ‘skills’ loosely.