We are volunteers
working in cooperation with park visitors
and the Seattle Parks Department
to preserve and enhance
Solitary pursuits and active recreation
Environmental education and park stewardship
Forest and lake habitats for wildlife diversity
and human enjoyment
The Friends of Seward Park meet at 9:30 - 11:00 am on
the 1st Saturday of the month October - June and the second Saturday in September, in the Seward Park
Environmental and Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard, near the park entrance.
First Saturday Natural and Human History Walks
Each month we'll choose
a different emphasis and a different route, touching on geology, history,
plants, birds, and other wildlife, conservation and restoration. The walks
are designed to be flexible to accommodate individual interests or
Hosted by Friends of Seward Park
- Installed stone mile markers in response to organizations spray painting lines on the lower loop asphalt.
- Wrote grants for, and planted hundreds of trees and shrubs at Seward Park and along Lake Washington Boulevard.
- Received a $10,000 grant to remove English Ivy, an invasive plant that threatens the Old-Growth forest.
- Supplied Teens for Recreation and Environmental Conservation
(“TREC”) with $1,000 to train teens to conduct nature programs in the
- Sponsored Holiday Hayrides to help foster a sense of community.
- Received a grant to restore some of the understory of the Garry oak ecosystem (Clark's Prairie).
- Assisted in trail maintenance and developed a Comprehensive Trail Plan.
- Created appropriate signage for the park.
- Led the community in celebrating Seward Park's Centennial in 2011.
- Published Cherries, Lanterns, and Gates: Japanese and Japanese-American Cultural Gifts in Seattle's Parks.
- Publish the natural and human history of Seward Park on this website.
- Provide a voice for park-related concerns and a forum for discussion at monthly meetings.
- Advocate for responsible park stewardship in our work with the Seattle Parks Department.
- Preserve, protect, and provide for this unique park, ensuring the enjoyment of future generations.
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