Learn about Olmsted’s vision for Lake Washington Boulevard as it climbed the slope toward Washington Park, and view some early neighborhood parks established in 1901 with the platting of a new subdivision. We will also visit the Bush School’s oldest building and a couple of estates designed by Olmsted. The tour will begin and end at Denny-Blaine Park, situated on the shore of Lake Washington, and from there ascend along Lake Washington Boulevard to Lakeview Park, continuing on to Viretta Park before returning to our starting point.
Meet in the parking lot at Denny-Blaine Park at 10am.
Our walking tours are free and open to the public. There is no need to register, just meet us at the starting point at 10:00 a.m. This year we hope to continue on to nearby coffee shops to continue the conversation started on the tour while we rest our feet. Email FSOP at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Hope to see you there!
May 17th Schmitz Park Meet at the intersection of 58th Ave. SW and SW Stevens St., near Alki Elementary.
June 21st Hiawatha Playfield Meet at the park entrance near Walnut Ave. SW and SW Forest St.
August 16th Colman Park and Mt. Baker Park Meet at parking lot near intersection of Lakeside Ave. S and Lake Washington Blvd. S.
September 20th Lakeview Park Meet at the intersection of E Harrison St. and Lake Washington Blvd. E.
We are a proud partner of the Olmsted 200 campaign, a nationwide bicentennial birthday celebration of the democratic values and enduring influence of the visionary American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.