Three miles west of downtown Anacortes , Washington Park is a strikingly beautiful picnic spot with 200 waterfront acres on Rosario Strait affording views of the San Juans  and Olympics. Walk, bike, or drive the 2.3-mile paved scenic loop, and pull into one of many waterfront picnic areas.
Other facilities include a popular boat launch, several miles of hiking trails offering views of the San Juans and the Olympics, a playground, and crowded campsites.
The original park acreage was donated by one of Fidalgo Island’s earliest pioneers, Tonjes Havekost, who said, "Make my cemetery a park for everybody." His grave stands on the southern edge of the park, overlooking Burrows Channel. Additional acreage was bought by the Anacortes Women’s Club in 1922 with proceeds from the sale of lemon pies—they paid just $2,500 for 75 beachfront acres.