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).
Magnolia Boulevard, one of the parkways recommended by John Charles Olmsted in his 1903 plan for parks and boulevards, has been the subject of two articles in Queen Anne & Magnolia News recently. In December, Monica Wooten wrote about the efforts of the Magnolia Community Club and Seattle Parks, with the support of FSOP, to manage the vegetation along the boulevard. She highlights the successful partnership that has developed to remove invasive plants like Himalayan blackberry, restore lawns along the undulating margin of the street, and manage the fungus-afflicted madrona trees along the bluff. The article can be found online here. A second article delves into the history of the boulevard. It can be found here.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Magnolia Boulevard project through the Magnolia Community Club, email FSOP at friends (at) seattleolmsted.org and we’ll connect you with the organizers.
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.