This weekend, you can take a tour of Capitol Hill’s newly recognized historic landmark Volunteer Park — a good way to celebrate the park’s 100th birthday. On June 16th, Friends of Olmstead Parks will be hosting a free, educational, two hour walking tour of the park. The group will meet Saturday at 10 a.m. at the “Black Sun” sculpture across from the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
Friends of Olmstead Parks is a non-profit organization “dedicated to preserving Seattle’s unique Olmsted landscape heritage and raising awareness of the Olmsted philosophy,” so expect lots of fun historical facts on the tour to help flesh out your park-smarts.
And when the tour is all over, you can conveniently head straight to the Pride Picnic, which is happening concurrently at the park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The fun and food starts at 11:00 AM and goes to 4:00 PM with proceeds going to Food LifeLine. There will be live entertainment and games for the kids so bring your family and your friends. There is a $1.00 per person charge and includes hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, fresh fruit, salads and beverages.
- Groovin music from MOVIN 92.5
- Boxcar Derby Races – Run by Rat City Roller Girls
- Live Entertainment
- Live Entertainment – local bands and the Seattle Storm dance troop
- YMCA of Greater Seattle will be hosting a ZUMBA class
- $1 per person proceeds donated to Food LifeLine
Everyone is welcome, so come join us on June 16 at Volunteer Park!