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.