Fall Parks Walking Series in SE Seattle
Feet First is hosting Fall Parks Walking Series showcasing Othello and Rainier Beach neighborhoods to inspire, connect, and inform community members on the benefits of walking. This year we’re heading to SE Seattle to explore farms, vistas, and trails.
All walks are led by our Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors who are trained to promote safer, more walkable communities by leading neighborhood walks that connect with their surroundings. Our ambassadors share knowledge about their neighborhoods while improving personal and environmental health.
We’re happy to welcome our Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors for the Fall Parks Walking Series:
Austin Monique Subelbia
Judith van Praag
We have 6 walks in store for you in the Rainier Valley area in collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation, to support the Greenways Initiative showcasing John C. Little Park in New Holly and Rainier Beach Playfield in Rainier Beach. Read on to find out more about the unique walks…
Views of the Valley – November 25
Enjoy stunning views of Mount Rainier and Rainier Valley on this 1.7 mile long walk in South Seattle. This walk will take you towards the peak of the Chief Sealth Trail where you can see wildflowers, fields and Mt. Rainier.
Wetlands to Waterways – November 25
Explore Seattle’s largest urban farm, the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, on this 1.6 mile long walk through Beer Sheva Park and Pritchard Island Beach where you can see Lake Washington, Mercer Island, and the Cascade Mountains. This walk begins at the Rainier Beach Playfield, giving you a look at both the urban and natural elements in Rainier Beach.
Feet First X #SHOPSMALL – November 26
November 26th is nationally known as Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Take a walk and support local small businesses! This 2 mile long walk will feature businesses in Rainier Beach, Seattle’s largest urban farm, the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, Beer Sheva Park and Pritchard Island Beach. Participants will get to enjoy views of Lake Washington, Mercer Island, and the Cascade Mountains.
Feet First X Light Up the Beach – December 2
Check out Seattle’s largest urban farm, the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, on this 2 mile long walk through Beer Sheva Park and Pritchard Island Beach where you can see Lake Washington, Mercer Island, and the Cascade Mountains. This walk begins at the Rainier Beach Playfield, giving participants a look at both the urban and natural elements in Rainier Beach. A spotlight will be casted on local businesses hosting their 3rd Annual Light Up the Beach Holiday Challenge.
Taste of Othello – December 4
Discover the rapidly growing neighborhood of New Holly on this 1.68 mile long walk exploring parks and local businesses in the area. Explore the New Holly Community Garden and its Garden Market, along with Othello Playground and John C. Little Park. Support a variety of local businesses after the walk and grab a bite to eat at any of the surrounding restaurants.
John C. Little Park Walking Audit – December 10
Walking Audits are a great way to collect information about how to improve pedestrian safety, access and connectivity. This walk will be led by non-profit organization Feet First, and will focus on the pedestrian experience in and around John C. Little Park. The purpose of the walk is two-fold: 1) to showcase already planned greenway improvements that will improve access to the park, and 2) engage walk participants to identify barriers and opportunities to walking so that the city and neighborhood can continue taking steps toward improving walkability in the area.
We hope to see you on our walks!
Support for this project comes from: