Seattle Olmsted 50: In-A-Week


Seattle Olmsted 50: In-A-Week - Seattle Olmsted 50: Section 3

Join us for Section 3, Husky Stadium to the Washington Park Playfield on Lake Washington Blvd East.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft
  • Pace: 2 to 2.5 mph

Meet shortly before 8 am on the UW Montlake Triangle near Husky Stadium, geared up and ready to walk.

This section of the Seattle Olmsted 50 begins near Husky Stadium and ends at the Washington Park Playfield on Lake Washington Blvd East.

Setting off from the UW Montlake Triangle, we’ll walk across the pedestrian bridge to the University of Washington light rail station. We’ll then proceed south across the Montlake Bridge to our first stop at the totem pole and viewpoint in East Montlake Park. From there, we’ll meander over to the Graham Visitor’s Center by way of Marsh and Foster Islands. We’ll then make our way to Volunteer Park, but not before visiting Interlaken Park, Louisa Boren Park, and the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery. At Volunteer Park, we’ll see the Black Sun sculpture in front of the Seattle Asian Art Museum as well as the Olmsted Exhibit on the observation deck of the Volunteer Park Water Tower. At this point, we’ll head back to the arboretum to the end point of our walk at the Washington Park Playfield just south of the Seattle Japanese Garden on Lake Washington Blvd East.

To earn the Seattle Olmsted 50 Badge, you must complete all five sections of the Seattle Olmsted 50, have a current Stewardship Credit Badge, and pass the Seattle Olmsted 50 Online Quiz.

Full turn-by-turn directions with public transit options will accompany the Hello Urban Walker letter. Walkers can also tap into the See full route/place details link below to find resources (Maps, GPX, Turn-by-Turn).


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Urban Walk Ten Essentials - water, snacks, appropriate outerwear, and study shoes.

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