Join us for free 5-6K (3-4 mile) walks in Kent about fun, friendship, fitness and history! We have made up our own routes and will also be using some walks that are American Volkssport Association (AVA) sanctioned. Walking routes will include neighborhoods, river trails, woodlands, city parks, historic Kent, and downtown walking. Everyone is welcome to join us. The pace is “mild-moderate” and geared toward seniors who want exercise. Most walks are not suitable for wheelchairs and strollers because of gravel or hills. Walks will be offered several Thursdays a month at 10 am. All walks are free. You have the option to pay AVA $3, if you want AVA credit.
By 1902, the Interurban RailCar offered streetcar rides from Tacoma to Seattle. Kent had a station. Come walk a lightly-narrated 5k section of the former line (all paved now and designated for bike and pedestrian use) and learn about the Interurban’s history. This walk is flat with no hills.
Here’s a non-narrated 5-6 walk for nature lovers! We are so lucky in Kent to have a 304 acre preservation land providing habitat to an estimated 165 bird and 53 mammal species! There are two viewing towers where we can watch birds (bring binoculars, if you’d like). After leaving the preserve, we’ll cross the bridge and walk along the Green River. ++ Keep in mind that construction on the Green River Levees has started in this vicinity. If this trail/park is closed the week of this walk, I will move the walk to another part of town and email you with the update.
Here are two parks in one non-narrated 5.5k walk! We’ll begin at Wilson Playfields Park and cross the street into Clark Lake Park. This is a non-narrated walk with moderate hill rise and fall. The trails are dirt and can be muddy if it’s rained recently. Lovely lake, lovely woodlands, and lovely prairies with peek-a-boo views of the Cascade Mountains and Mount Rainier. Come enjoy nature with us.