Seward Park


Urban Walk - Seward Park

Our walk covers Section 5 of the Seattle Olmsted 50K Trail. We’ll start at Stan Sayres Memorial Park (est. 1957) and make our way to the Rainier Beach Community Center and Playfield (est. 1969). This is a traverse, with different start and end points. We will pass a half dozen Olmsted parks and boulevards along the way. The Seattle Olmsted 50K Trail connects some of Seattle’s most scenic parks, gardens, and boulevards from Ballard to Rainier Beach. This walk is the last in a series of 5 approximately 10K walks covering the entire Seattle Olmsted 50K trail.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.3 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 440 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 to 2 mph

Meeting Place: Stan Sayres Memorial Park, near the east side of the public restrooms. Google Maps

Meeting Time: Gear on and ready to walk at 8:00 a.m.

This is a traverse, starting at the Stan Sayres Memorial Park and ending at the Rainier Beach Community Center.

Description of walk: Setting off from Stan Sayres Memorial Park (est. 1957), we will take the shore trail south along Lake Washington Blvd (est. 1904) to Seward Park (est. 1911). After a clockwise stroll on Seward Park Road, we'll head over to Martha Washington Park, Pritchard Island Beach (est. 1934), and Be’er Sheva Park (est. 1907). We'll reach our destination walking on South Henderson St to the Rainier Beach Community Center and Playfield (est. 1969). 

This urban trail is accessible by public transit at multiple points and includes access to public restrooms, food, and water. 

You may elect to take public transit back to Stan Sayres Memorial Park. Information about public transit, parking, and car shuttle options will be in the Hello Urban Walker email. 

For more information about Seattle's Olmsted Parks, please visit Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks at


Seward Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Water, snacks, appropriate outerwear, and sturdy shoes.

Trip Reports