Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks has been involved in reviewing proposed plans for the Seattle Asian Art Museum renovation and expansion project. We wrote a letter in June to the Landmarks Board outlining our concerns about the loss of park land, the need to effectively integrate any modifications into the surrounding park, and the impact the project would have on users. You can read our letter here: Landmarks Board Letter.
FSOP will be reviewing revised plans on Monday, September 26th. We will be sending a letter to the Landmarks Board in response to those new plans and posting information on our home page.
Please attend the following public meetings to learn more about the project and to provide feedback on the proposed plans:
SAT OCT 15 2016 Asian Art Museum 1400 E Prospect St, Seattle WA 98112
SAT NOV 19 2016 Asian Art Museum 1400 E Prospect St, Seattle WA 98112
SAT DEC 10 2016 Asian Art Museum 1400 E Prospect St, Seattle WA 98112
Join us for monthly walking tours in Seattle’s Olmsted parks and start your weekend with a dose of beauty, nature, and history! Appropriate for all ages and lasting approximately 2 hours. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about specific tours.
July 9th Colman Park 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at the parking lot at the base of Colman Park (access from Lake Washington Boulevard).
August 20th Magnolia Blvd 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Meet at the parking lot on Magnolia Blvd W near Howe St.
September 17th Woodland Park 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Meet at the parking lot near the Woodland Park Lawn Bowling area. *This is the FSOP annual meeting, please join us for potluck lunch after the tour in Shelter #4 (up the hill from the Woodland Park Lawn Bowling building).
Interested in touring Olmsted designed gardens inside The Highlands, another in Broadview and ending with drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres at the Dunn Gardens? If so, consider signing up for the 2016 Estate Garden Tour!