Enjoy nature, free cupcakes, and more at Discovery Park’s 50th anniversary party this weekend.
Although there is some stiff competition, Discovery Park may be our favorite city park in all of Seattle. At 534 acres, it’s certainly the largest. This Saturday, October 1 you can join Discovery Park’s 50th anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Best of all, the event is free! We can’t think of a better way to express our love for this beautiful and historic park.
Read on for all the details!
If you’re not familiar with the fascinating history and diverse natural bounty of Discovery Park, you’re in for a treat. Visitors on Saturday can participate in guided walks, booths and games, a bird walk, educational talks, and a picnic lunch at noon.
Then there will be a Main Ceremony at 1:00 p.m. at the North Meadow, followed by free cupcakes! For the final leg of the day, you can join a volunteer beach cleanup.
The day’s events will be split up between six locations in the park, including the Fort Lawton Cemetery and the West Point Beach. Although you can certainly walk from one location to the next, Discovery Park is expansive and you may find yourself hiking more than you bargained for (especially walking up from the beach). Fortunately, there will be two shuttle buses providing free transportation throughout the park between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
For more information about the day’s events schedule, the shuttle bus routes, and more, visit Discovery Park’s 50th anniversary website.