Monday, August 1, 2011

Seniors Walking Tour Of Olmsted Parks Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Seattle Parks’ Lifelong Recreation Sound Steps Walking Program is hosting a "3 day Olmsted park to park walk" Thursday through Saturday for walkers 50 and "better."

The information says that "walkers will see historic Olmsted parks and boulevards, recent improvements to them and highlights the historic Olmsted park plan and some improvements made possible by the voter-approved 2000 Pro Parks Levy and the 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy."

The walking tours are free and the total distance covered for each day is between 12 and 13 miles. The walk pace is moderately brisk.

Here is the walk schedule:

Thursday, August 4:
Meet at Seward Park’s Caffe Vita (5028 Wilson Ave. S). The walk proceeds from Seward Park to Capitol Hill by way of Genesee Park, Jefferson Park, Cheasty Blvd, Mount Baker Park, and the many other parks along Lake Washington Blvd.

Friday, August 5
Meet at Victrola Coffee (411 15th Ave. E). Walk from Capitol Hill to Ballard, by way of Volunteer Park, Interlaken Blvd., the Washington Park Arboretum, the University of Washington campus, Ravenna Park, Green Lake Park, and Woodland Park.

Saturday, August 6:
Meet at Aster Coffee (5615 24th Ave. NW). Walk from Ballard to Queen Anne by way of Discovery Park, Magnolia Blvd, Kinnear Park, and Queen Anne Blvd.

Walkers can join for one, two, or all three days. The walks are one way, so walkers need to plan on their return route if driving or use the Metro bus system. 

To participate contact Mari Becker at or 206-684-4664 by tomorrow.

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