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Olmsted’s Park Plan: 113 Years Later

The 1903 Olmsted Plan for Seattle’s parks has continued to be the basis of the city’s modern day park system over 100 years later. One of the prescient features of the plan was a 20-mile landscaped boulevard linking most of the existing and planned parks and greenbelts within the city limits. This legacy lives on today. On this tour, we’ll travel by shuttle to see part of the Olmsted system in Seattle, and how the Olmsted Parks and Boulevard System has retained its character even as transportation improvements and other emerging uses have been integrated into it. We’ll visit Lake Washington and Cheasty Boulevards, and take some short, scenic, walks.