The Friends of Seward Park meet on
the 2nd Saturday of most months at 9:30 - 11:00 am near the park entrance:
Seward Park Audubon Center
5902 Lake Washington Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98118
The next Friends of Seward Park meeting(s) will be:
- December 14th, 2019
- January 11th, 2020
- February 8th, 2020
Wild Isle in the City explores more than a century of natural and human history in Seward Park, Seattle, home to the old-growth Magnificent Forest. With emphasis on environmental history and the ethnic diversity of park users, Wild Isle tells the stories of the Lake People and many waves of immigrants, spawning peamouths and nesting eagles, park visionaries and real estate swindlers, urban development and conservation. A community of contributors has created an intriguing and visually stunning homage to the park they love.
For sale at:
Or order online here.
Read reviews on Crosscut and The Restless Nest Blog!
- Seward Park Audubon Center, 5902 Lake Washington Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98118. Hours: 10am-5pm Wednesday – Sunday
- Third Place Books, 5041 Wilson Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118. Hours: 9am-9pm Sunday – Thursday, 9am-10pm Friday and Saturday.
Friends of Seward Park
Seward Park Torii
Please don't miss the Pacific NW Magazine article by Sandi Doughton:
The article contains an accurate summary of the current
state of affairs and is accompanied by some nice photographs.
Sword ferns are dying off at an alarming rate in the middle of the Magnificent Forest. The Friends have been working with Seattle Parks and Recreation, plant pathologists from Washington State University, and research ecologists from the University of Washington to try to understand what is happening. Research plots have been established to monitor how the die-off progresses and to test simple hypotheses about why the ferns are dying.
To keep up with the latest developments, check the Fern Die-off blog here:
Fern Die-off Blog: sewardparkswordferndieoff.blogspot.com
For 50 years the Seward Park Torii (Japanese Gate) graced the entrance to
Seward Park. Originally built for the 1934 Potlatch Festival, it was given to
the city as a symbol of friendship by the Seattle Japanese Chamber of Commerce
and placed in Seward Park in 1935. It was finally removed due to aging and decay
in 1985-1986. In 2013 FoSP sought community input to develop a design plan for
replacement of the torii. We hired Murase Associates to work with the community
to develop a plan addressing maintenance concerns and community values.
The completion of the new torii is anticipated this November 2019. Our official opening celebration for the new torii will take place on March 28, 2020, during cherry blossom season. Please save the date and join us!
See our Torii website (http://sewardparktorii.org) to learn more about the Seward Park Torii and to donate.