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CANCELED - Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks Tour of Cowen and Ravenna Park
CANCELED - Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks Tour of Cowen and Ravenna Park
WhenSaturday, Jul 11, 2020, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
PresenterFriends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks
Contact or 206.685.8033

**Although this class is listed as in-person, it may be necessary to reschedule or change the format to virtual based on public health guidelines. If you register now and cannot attend due to a class schedule or format change, you are eligible for a full refund. Please email us at if you are interested in the event but prefer to wait until details have been finalized.**

In 1903, Olmsted recommended that the city acquire a privately-owned “streetcar destination” park for the line running from downtown Seattle.  The park, along with Cowen Park, which was donated to the city in 1906, incorporated a winding stream that drained Green Lake at the time, called Ravenna Creek.  Olmsted advised on the acquisition and development of Ravenna Park and developed a preliminary plan for Cowen Park.

Join us for a tranquil walk through these parks.  We’ll start at Cowen Park and describe how its topography has changed dramatically over the years, but with a number of Olmsted park elements remaining intact. We’ll continue down to the Ravenna Park ravine and explore its history as a private park on the outskirts of Seattle and its evolution over time into an oasis of native plants in the middle of the city.

We will meet at the SW corner of Cowen Park where NE Ravenna Blvd meets Brooklyn Ave NE

This tour offered in partnership with Friends of Seattle's Olmsted Parks.

Cost: $15
Register online or by phone (206-685-8033)…
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