There are numerous parks in the Seattle Area designed by the Olmstead brothers. Let's do a series of walks through them, combining some of them. There will be paved walkways, gravel walkways, possibly mud, hills and stairs to climb. Please know your fitness level and limitations. Wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the conditions and bring food and water as necessary for the length of the trip.
Dogs on leash. If you are bringing children they must have a separate guardian than that of your dog, or be in a stroller.
This month we will meet at Volunteer Park and try to connect to the Arboretum and Interlaken Parks. Doing a loop of up to about 8 miles if you are up for it. If not just come out and do one.
Seattle’s park system is a public resource that makes Seattle one of the nation’s most livable cities. Thanks to City leaders who had the foresight to hire the Olmsted Brothers firm, the Olmsted Plan for Seattle’s parks has been the basis of our modern day park system. To learn more about the Olmsted Legacy in Seattle, visit the Olmsted Interpretive Exhibit currently on display at the Volunteer Park Water Tower, located at the south entrance to Volunteer Park.
Volunteer Park http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=399
Interlakken Park: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=3023
From I-5 Northbound
- Take the East Olive Way Exit (exit #166)
- Bear right on East Olive Way
- East Olive Way merges into East John St
- East John comes to a T at 15th Ave E
- Turn Left on 15th Ave E.
- In about 3/4 of a mile, the entrance to Volunteer Park will be on your left
From I-5 Southbound
- Exit at Bolston Ave/Roanoke St (exit #168A)
- Turn Left on E Roanoke St.
- Cross I-5
- Merge into the right lane
- Turn right at 10th Ave E.
- Turn Left onto E Boston Street
- E Boston becomes 15th Ave E.
- The entrance to Volunteer Park will be on your left (approx 1/2 mile from 10th Ave E.)