Seattle’s parks may have already been among the dearest in our hearts, and a recent ranking shows they’re also among the best in the country. Seattle’s public park system was […]
Seattle lost 255 acres of tree canopy between 2016 and 2021, according to a recently-released city assessment. Seattle’s canopy cover in 2021 was 28.1%, down from 28.6% in 2016. This means […]
As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the founder of America’s landscape architectural profession, Frederick Law Olmsted, it’s hard to fathom how lucky we are in Seattle […]
2022 FSOP Guided Walking ToursGet to Know the Seattle Olmsted Park and Boulevard System! Click on links below for more information and to sign up. Space is limited and FREE […]
We had the privilege of connecting with Kathleen Conner, who recently retired as Seattle Parks and Recreation Planning Manager. Here’s what she had to say about her 20-year tenure. Tell […]
During this past year so many of us have been rekindling our fondness for green space and especially the city parks. To celebrate Earth Day this year we have partnered with the very creative people at Coyote Central.
Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks is very pleased to lend our voice in support of the Be’er Sheva Park Capital Campaign. This project will create a beautiful and welcoming beach at the park, in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. It will also fulfill part of Olmsted’s vision for shoreline access in this neighborhood.
Please note: following is a letter, written by Park Commissioner Tom Byers and addressed to Mayor Durkan and the City Council, addressing homelessness in Seattle’s parks. We at Friends of […]
We offer these many images of Seattle’s parks in a spirit of renewal and hope, with fervent wishes for a healthy and fulfilling 2021! Photo credits: Denise Liftin, Sara Burgess, […]
Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks (FSOP) is proud to announce that Olmsted in Seattle has been named a finalist for the 2020 Washington State Book Awards. In addition to introducing readers to […]