Join us and the Discovery Park Trust for an evening with Peter Ker Walker, the co-author of Discovery Park’s Master Plan. Mr. Walker and a select invitation of panelists will discuss Seattle’s largest public park: its rich history, current role in the City’s parks system, and exciting future. Topics will include the formative years and guiding vision, how we choose to value open space land simply for what it is, and a look towards the future as we work together to create a world-class park for the 21st century.
Tuesday, May 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the University of Washington Architecture Hall 147. More information available here.
Select speakers and panelists include:
Peter Ker Walker,
Landscape Architect and co-author of the Discovery Park Master Plan
Deputy Superintendent, Seattle Parks and Recreation
UW Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Built Environments, urban landscape historian, theory, and design
UW Professor, Department of Psychology and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, nature, technology, and human development
United Indians of All Tribes, Board Member and Founder, Daybreak Star Cultural Center
Shelton Johnson, (via video)
US National Park Service, Yosemite National Park Ranger, Author and Poet
About Discovery Park:
Discovery Park, the largest park in Seattle, is a site of breathtaking majesty. Situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, Discovery Park offers spectacular views of both the Cascade and the Olympic mountain ranges. The secluded site includes two miles of protected tidal beaches as well as open meadow lands, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets and streams.