Aubrey Davis Park
This remarkable 92-acre park was built over top of 2800 feet of Interstate 90 during its expansion in the 1990s. While picnicking, walking or biking its trails, or playing basketball, softball, frisbee, or tennis on the numerous sports fields and courts, park visitors rarely sense that vehicles are constantly whizzing by just below.
Initially known as “The Lid,” the park now honors former Mercer Island City Councilmember Aubrey Davis, a civic leader who advocated for public transportation, health care reform, and environmental protection in addition to ensuring that Interstate 90 be covered by park land.
The west edge of the park affords a unique view across Lake Washington to Seattle. A Mountains to Sound Greenway informational kiosk sits adjacent to the soccer fields.
In addition to the recreational facilities on the lid, Aubrey Davis Park includes a boat launch, the Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Garden, and the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail across the entire island.