Seattle Location

Blue Heron building in Seattle

Blue Heron Zen Community/Seattle
10303 Densmore Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133

How to Get Here and Where to Park

Blue Heron/Seattle is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. In an effort to be good neighbors, we suggest that you travel by bus, carpool or biking whenever possible. If you do drive, please make an effort to park in our own spots on our property, and when parking in the neighborhood to disperse into the blocks around our temple and away from our neighboring church.

Blue Heron Zen has 9 parking spots on its property. In addition, we have 2 spots just below our property on the south and east side.

When parking on our property, use the lower spots first if these are open.  Residents also should use the lower spots. Next, use the 2 spots on the north side of the house. This helps to know when the upper spots are open. Finally, use the 2 spots adjacent to the entry door into the Zen Center. There is a handicap spot, next to the door — please leave this open for participants needing extra assistance into the Zen Center. However, this spot may be used as a last resort if we are close to practice time.

Please do not park in the upper spot facing the fence. This area is for turnarounds for the handicap and top spots.

When parking in the neighborhood, please do not block driveways. When we have ceremonies, parking further away from the Zen Center helps to not over-park in our immediate vicinity. Please do not park in front of the mailboxes or in the neighbor’s street just east of the mailboxes.

Thank you for your cooperation and for respecting our neighbors

Driving Directions from Interstate 5

  • Take exit 173 and go to Northgate Way
  • Turn onto NE Northgate Way and go west two blocks to Meridian Avenue North
  • Turn left onto Meridian Avenue North and drive south three blocks
  • Turn right onto North 103rd Street and drive one block
  • Turn left onto Wallingford Avenue North
  • Park on the side of the street next to the police station
  • Walk up the hill on North 103rd for one block to the intersection of Densmore and 103rd
  • The building is located on the NW corner of the intersection, hidden behind high hedges.
  • Walk up the driveway and around to the back of the building.

Driving Directions from Aurora Avenue North

  • From Aurora Avenue North turn east onto Northgate Way
  • Turn right onto Meridian Avenue North and drive south three blocks
  • Turn right onto North 103rd Street and drive one block
  • Turn left onto Wallingford Avenue North
  • Park on the side of the street next to the police station
  • Walk up the hill on North 103rd for one block to the intersection of Densmore and 103rd
  • The building is located on the NW corner of the intersection, hidden behind high hedges.
  • Walk up the driveway and around to the back of the building.

Metro Bus

Our Seattle facility is located just two blocks west from Metro routes 16, 40, 345, and 346. All of these provide service from the Northgate Transit Center.

In addition, Route 16 runs from Downtown, Seattle Center, Wallingford, and Green Lake; Route 40 from Downtown, Westlake, Fremont, Ballard, and Crown Hill; Route 345 from Shoreline Community College and Haller Lake; and Route 346 from Aurora Village Transit Center, Meridian Park, Parkwood, and Haller Lake.

Also, we’re five blocks east from Metro Route 358, which provides express service on Aurora from Downtown to Aurora Village Transit Center.

You can map out your bus trip using either Metro’s online Trip Planner or Google Maps. (On Google Maps, just click “Get Directions”, then the bus icon for public transit.)