Let's do a series of urban forest walks. We will be walking on trails in parks and probably some neighborhoods surround the parks. The paths may be muddy, dusty, uneven and rocky in places. Come prepared with proper footwear - no flip flops or crocs. There may be some uphill and down but I will try not to make it too strenuous and if you have difficulty let me know and I may be able to provide an alternate route. We will walk 3-5 miles, in about 1.5 to 2 hours (starting promptly at 7 we will be done by 9pm)
This week we will hike some trails in Forest Park and then stroll through some neighboring streets. There are views and mansions along the way.
This 197-acre wooded park is Everett's oldest and largest park. It is home to the Parks and Recreation Department administration offices, recreation office, Swim Center, playground, picnic shelter, wooded trails and Animal Farm. The Rotary Centennial Water Playground opened at Forest Park in July 2007.
802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.
Everett, WA 98203
• Picnic shelter
• Street hockey
• Water playground
• Swim center
• Animal Farm (open during summer only)
6 a.m.-10 p.m. April 1-Oct. 31
6 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 1-March 31
Map & driving directions
Remember that the weather is getting warmer and access to water may not always be available along the way (but is in some cases) so bring along water for your dogs and yourself.
Dogs in attendance must be leashed and have their owner present.
Children under the age of 12 must be in a stroller, leashed or have a separate handler than the dog. They are not allowed to walk the dog and must be respectful and stay away (unless invited) from dogs that are not their own.
We will make it a priority to walk as a group. Paces may be a little different but I will stop along the way for others to catch up. Everybody needs to watch out for others. Let somebody know if you need a break or are going to turn around/
Please check email or this site the day of the event for any last minute changes or cancellations due to weather, road closures, illness, etc. I will try to post last minute details by 7am.