Seattle Parks and Recreation took emergency measures to remove an infected tree on W McGraw Place, part of Queen Anne Boulevard, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The Parks Dept. briefed FSOP on the need for the emergency removal Tuesday afternoon and received approval from the Landmarks Board early Wednesday. The tree, a mature Norway maple […]
Are you interested in becoming more involved in matters regarding our Seattle Olmsted parks and boulevards? Consider joining us! We are currently seeking new members to serve on our Board of Directors. Board activities include consulting on park improvement projects, creating and organizing walking tours, advocating for our historic parks, and partnering with community groups […]
We now have a second self-guided tour script available online! The tour will lead you through Seward Park and introduce you to its historical design, natural features and ongoing cultural events. Keep reading to take in the tour on your screen, or you can find a printable version of the tour script, here. Seward Park […]
The Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks mourn the tragic loss of life due to injustice, racism, or intolerance. We remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Manuel Ellis, Roger Reese and Barry Lawson, and countless others as we condemn the continued violence and oppression against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. We, as did the […]
We are happy to announce that the first of our self-guided tour scripts is now available online. The tour will lead you through Interlaken Park and along Interlaken Boulevard, learning about historical events and designs that helped shape this forest oasis within our city. You can find the tour script, here.
We hope you enjoy this slide show presentation, assembled in honor of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary.
Our new book, Olmsted in Seattle, is now available for purchase at local bookstores and online at UW Press and Amazon, following our official launch and presentation at Seattle Public Library on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
Look for the release of our much-anticipated book later this fall! This book gives an in-depth account of the Olmsted Brothers’ involvement in the creation of our parks system.
With the help of 4Culture funding and redevelopment by MRW Web Design, the Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks now boasts a new website with much more detailed information on its parks, a more accurate and easily viewable map, and new, separate listings for News and Events. We hope you will have fun perusing our site.
After several months of meetings, presentation, discussion and review, the Olmsted Legacy Task Force came out with its final recommendations report earlier this spring. The set of recommendations can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CTF9hzUI1fjlB5u4Htp21p_iSkCHhX1K Anticipated next steps are adoption of the findings by the Board of Park Commissioners and implementation by Seattle Parks and Recreation.