Wednesday Evening Walk - Legion Park to Grand Ave Park - Everett

What?  Is it really October already? Can you feel it? The nip in the air, the falling of the leaves. Let's see what this walk is like without the blooms.  We may hit the sunset as we start but it will get dark quickly so don't forget your lights.

 

We can start by Legion Park in Everett and then walk along the street to Grand Avenue Park.  There are some beautiful homes along here, with waterviews along the way, and the gardens are starting to come alive.

This will be a 3.5 - 4 mile RT walk.  It may start to get dark before we finish and, although there are street lights, come prepared with a flashlight and lights for your dogs so they can be seen.

Legion Park - Evergreen Arboretum

Referred to as Snohomish County's 'treasure', the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens is both a place of beauty and education and is free to the public. Located on 3 ½ acres in Everett Washington, its ten themed gardens include the Urban Tree Walk, Entrance Garden, Rock Garden, Northwest Native Plant Trail, Rain Garden, Japanese Maple Grove, Northwest Demonstration Garden, Viewing Mound, Woodland and Conifer Gardens as well as the 200' Snohomish County Master Gardener's Demonstration Border and sculptures throughout. Weaving through these gardens are ADA approved pervious pathways in most areas. There are countless ways to experience and enjoy all that the Evergreen Arboretum has to offer; docent-led tours, free educational classes, the annual plant sale and volunteerism. Come witness the beauty that every season holds. The Arboretum is open from dawn until dusk.

145 Alverson Blvd
Everett, WA 98201

Grand Avenue Park:

With new improvements and a re-dedication in June 2008, this
park is a standout among the stately homes along Grand Ave. The improvements include the beautiful new Compass Rose artwork.

• New viewpoints
• Widened walking paths with improved ADA accessibility
• Historical street lighting
• Public art installations
• Upgraded sidewalks


Directions:

Northbound on I-5

  • Take exit 195 (Marine View Dr.) on I-5
  • Go left at the bottom of the off ramp onto E. Marine View Dr.
  • Follow road until it goes under the overpass of Hwy 529 going north; road you are on becomes Hwy 529S (this road is also called W. Marine View Dr on some maps)
  • Go past the Legion Park golf course entrance; take the next left onto Alverson Blvd.
  • Parking is just to the right overlooking the sound.

Southbound on I-5

  • Take exit 198 onto southbound Hwy 529
  • Follow Hwy 529 across the Snohomish River Delta bridge
  • Take right at the first exit after bridge to Hwy 529S
  • Bottom of the ramp at light turn left onto Hwy 529S (on some maps this road is also called W. Marine View Dr)
  • Go past the Legion Park golf course entrance; take the next left onto Alverson Blvd.
  • Parking is just to the right, overlooking the sound

* There is no admission or parking fee.

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  • Kathy L.

    This was a lovely walk, how did we luck out and completely miss all the rain.

    October 3, 2013

  • Bill B.

    I am running late due to traffic won't get there for another 10 minutes or so - think I will have to cancel after all - don't wait for me :-P

    October 2, 2013

  • Bill B.

    More like a maybe :-)

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kathy, I'm still trying to get to a meet up. But will not happen today. RSVP to no.

    October 2, 2013

  • Valerie C.

    Question: How busy is the traffic along the route? My new dog Bo is fearful of buses and trucks.

    October 1, 2013

    • Kathy L.

      It is mainly residential. Probably gets quieter as we get closer to grand ave park and then we return on Rucker. You could always meet us at the meeting spot and if too busy drive a bit until it gets quieter and wait for us

      1 · October 1, 2013

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