Olmstead Parks Walk - Green Lake Park and Woodland Park

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 Green Lake Rowing Center and do a lap of the lake and then go up and around Woodland Park Zoo.  Plan on a 6-8 mile walk 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.

Green Lake Park:http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=307

Woodland Park: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=292 



From I-5 (north or south)

  • take exit #169, 45th/50th Street exits
  • turn West
  • Stay on 50th to Stone Way/Green Lake Way.
  • Turn right and go 1/4 mile
  • veer left onto W. Green Lake Way N
  • The facility is 1/4 mile on the right, next to the historic Aqua Theater.

There is ample free parking available.

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  • Kathy L.

    Too hot for both parks, but had a nice , relaxing time strolling aroundGreen Lake and allowing the dogs to get wet as necessary. Isn't this the way all Sunday mornings are supposed to be?

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • Valerie C.

    I am dogless. I'd be happy to walk a well-behaved dog, it someone needs it.

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first hike so am not sure how it works. Do we just meet at 9:30 at Greenlake? Then walk around the lake together with our dogs? [masked] is my email incase someone can respond. Thanks, Carol

    April 29, 2013

  • Judith S.

    I may have to leave early for a gardening party. Anyone have packing peanuts I could use?

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could. Have to buy dance recital tickets at the same time.

    April 29, 2013

  • Kathy L.

    I have changed the day to Sunday May 5th. If you are unable to come on this date please change your rsvp accordingly.

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town

    January 29, 2013

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