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Schmitz Preserve Park Walking Tour

July 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

black and white photo of woman and toddler on a narrow, long footbridge spanning a deep ravine. Bridge is rustic, dress is early 20th-century, and surroundings are wooded with conifer trees.

Bridge across stream in Schmitz Preserve Park, 1910. Courtesy Seattle Municipal Archives, 30259.


We will meet at the park sign near the intersection of 58th Ave. SW and SW Stevens St., close to Alki Elementary School.

We’ll take a look at the park as a component of the Olmsted system of parks and boulevard, compare the plan John Charles Olmsted created for the park in 1908 with the layout of the park today, and enjoy the amazing forest that is a centerpiece of the neighborhood.

The tour will last two hours and may involve walking on wet and/or muddy paths, depending on the weather. There are also portions of the path that climb the hill in the park.

You may contact friends@seattleolmsted.org for questions about this tour.


July 20, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Schmitz Preserve Park
Meet near the intersection of 58th Ave SW and SW Stevens St
Seattle, WA 98116 United States
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