Past Meetup

Wednesday Evening Walk - Legion Park to Grand Ave - Everett

Details

IT WILL BE GETTING DARK BEFORE WE FINISH, SO BRING ALONG SOME LIGHT, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE STREETLIGHTS.

We can start by Legion Park in Everett, walk through the small arboretum (dogs are allowed, just stay on the trail) 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 (http://www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=1290), 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-5Go 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 529Follow Hwy 529 across the Snohomish River Delta bridgeTake right at the first exit after bridge to Hwy 529SBottom 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.

Dogs in attendance must be leashed and have their owner present.

No children under the age of 12, unless they are in a stroller.

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.