Seattle, WA

The Vasa Park neighborhood clusters around the private Vasa Park Resort on Lake Sammamish.  The park rents out its facilities for events, company picnics, camping, boat storage, and day use of its beach and boat launch.  In June on Father's Day, Vasa Park hosts a free Swedish Midsummer Festival with free admission.  Nearby down the West Lake Sammamish Parkway is another lakeside facility known for generations, Sambica, a church camp established back in 1919.  Neither facility could have started life today at the current cost of waterfront property.