Olmsted’s Green Lake Vision & the Emerald Necklace of Parks

Special Friends of Green Lake Meeting featuring Sue Nicol, Vice-President of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks – Oct. 26, 7 PM

Did you know Ravenna Blvd is located where a creek used to flow from Green Lake to Lake Washington? That in 1903 the City fathers (and mothers?) invested $4 million in parks for our fair city?

The October 26th meeting of the Friends of Green Lake will feature Sue Nicol, Vice-President of Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks, and retired head horticulturist at the Woodland Park Zoo. Sue has a slide presentation describing the Olmsted plans for Seattle’s parks, and how they evolved into Woodland Park, the Zoo, Green Lake Park and Ravenna Blvd (among other City Parks).

Join us at 7:00 in the large meeting room of the Hearthstone retirement residences, 6720 E. Green Lake Way, N. Friends of Green Lake meetings are free and open to the public. I hope you will join us for this fascinating story of how our City’s parks system evolved.

Photo provided by Friends of Olmsted Parks