Quick Driving Directions
Detailed Directions and Parking
(See map on left above)
The Good Shepherd Center is in a park located at the south-east corner of the intersection of N 50th St and Meridian Ave N in the Wallingford neighborhood (note: N 50th St is at Exit 169 from I-5). It is on the east side of this park, and is accessed from Sunnyside Ave N, the street just to the east of this intersection (see map). There is a traffic light at the intersection of N 50th St and Sunnyside Ave N. This is the first traffic light after the one at Meridian if you are headed east on N 50th St, or the first traffic light after the double lights at Latona Ave NE and Thackeray Pl NE if you are headed west. Turn south off of N 50th St onto Sunnyside.
Sunnyside is a typical Seattle two-way street, narrow with cars parked on both sides of the street. The entrance to the parking area is an even narrower one-way road located just south of the lawn area in front of the Center. The parking area is the first left after your turn onto the narrow entry road. Handicapped parking is on the west side of this lot, and parking is open in most of the other spots in this area. If you cannot find parking in this lot, we are told that there is typically no problem finding parking on a street in the surrounding neighborhood.
When you leave the parking area, remember that the entrance loop is a one-way street – turn to the left onto the loop, not right. Take care in exiting the loop – the exit onto Sunnyside Ave N has heavy shrubs on either side, and there is a sidewalk across the exit as well. Watch out for bicyclists.
(See map on right above)
Metro Bus 62 is a north-south route served by stops on Meridian Ave N located between N 48th and N 49th St on the west side of the park. Exit the rear (west side) of the Good Shepherd Center building and walk directly west across the park.
Metro Bus 44 is an east-west route served by stops on N 45th St just to the east of Corliss Ave N. Exit the south end of the Good Shepherd Center building, cross the parking area, and walk south down Corliss Ave N.
Unfortunately, there is no bus stop service on N 50th St near the park.