Summer Field Trips – Community Hikes!
It’s time for some summer fun – join in these socially-distanced field trips so we can be together in nature!
Saturday, August 22:
11:00 am Capitol Hill – Volunteer Park
Walk through Capitol Hill’s beautiful Volunteer park with Jennifer Bolles. Meet at the Black Donut statue near the Asian Art Museum for a 1.5 mile loop thru Volunteer Park. Email Jennifer Bolles to RSVP.
10 am South – Seward Park
Seattle Unity south-enders! Let’s get together at Seward Park at 10 AM and breathe and enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy some time with each other in this historic park. Meet Casey Longacre at the entrance to Seward Park at Lake WA Blvd & J. Juneau Street. Email Casey Longacre to RSVP.
10:00 am West Seattle – Fauntleroy Creek Watershed, Lincoln Park, and Permaculture Garden
Diane Robertson leads a trek through Fauntleroy Creek Watershed, Lincoln Park, and permaculture garden that grows food for the West Seattle food bank. This hike is appropriate for those who can do some hills and stairs. Parking at Fauntleroy Creek Watershed entrance at SW 97th St. Email Diane Robertson to RSVP.
11:00 am Downtown – Waterfront & Sculpture Parks
Meet Andrea Carino at 11:00 AM at the fountain at Pier 70, corner of Alaskan Way and Broad Street. We will walk to the North along the waterfront through Myrtle Edwards Sculpture Park before turning around to walk back along waterfront and through Olympic Sculpture Park. We will have the option shorter or longer routes:
- Full walk is to Expedia amphitheater (about 1 mile from fountain one way). Maybe bring a snack to refresh ourselves at the beach or at outermost point before returning. This route is 2 hours depending on how fast people want to walk and how long people want to stop along the way and snack.
- Shorter walk would be a variation of this that could be an hour.
Parking: People can park on Western Ave near Broad Street or at Sculpture Park parking garage. Email Andrea Carino to RSVP.
9:30 am East – Bellevue Botanical Garden
Rose Ramm at Bellevue Botanical Garden at 9:30 a.m. Let’s meet at the Sharp Cabin, which is in the northwest corner of the park. Registration is now full.
11:15 am Ferry Ride: West Seattle to Southworth Beach
Join Terry Loving for a walk on Southworth Beach! We will take the 11:15 AM Fauntleroy Ferry from West Seattle to Southworth, walk to the beach (less than 1 mile), enjoy the natural waterfront setting, eat your brown bag lunch and return on the ferry. Masks and social distancing will be strictly observed. Registration is now full.
New Hike added on Sunday, August 23:
1 pm West Seattle – Schmitz Preserve Park
Xanna Vegsundvaag leads a Sunday hike through Schmitz Preserve Park. Schmitz has over 51 miles of park, but only 1.7 miles of trails, so a short easy day trip. Looks like a loop can be done so that you end up back where you began. Not difficult, good for all levels. Wild old growth, and someone has even identified a bear den! There are little springs criss-crossing the area, so it’s good it’s not raining, but there may be muddy and slippery places, so grippy shoes need to be worn. I will download a map from Washington Trails Association, as recommended by WTA, as there are not clearly marked signs. You enter the park at the corner of SW Admiral Way and SW Stevens St. If you don’t have access to a car, like me, you can easily take the #50 there–the same #50 that stops on the same block where Unity physically met on First Ave S. Email Xanna Vegsundvaag to RSVP.
If your event is now full, email Karen the Office Manager to be put on a list for next field trip!