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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Discovery Park with free events & activities on Oct. 1, 2022

On Saturday, October 1st, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Discovery Park during this free, all day, family friendly event! To commemorate this special occasion, Seattle Parks and Recreation, in collaboration with scores of community members and organizations, is hosting a full day of activities, including a formal ceremony with honored speakers. Walks, Talks, Activities and Games are scheduled all throughout Discovery Park! We will have free shuttle buses so you can easily get to your next activity.

More information here, or follow the Facebook Event.

Event volunteers needed! Volunteers will receive a 50th Anniversary t-shirt, volunteer button, and a free box lunch. Sign up to be a volunteer.


Download a copy of the Event Schedule and Event Map.

Location: North Mall
10:30am – 11:30am, Wolf Tree Nature Trail
10:30am – 11:30am, Pond Walk
11am – 3pm, Booths, Games and Giveaways
11:15am – 12:15pm, Bird Walk
12pm – 1pm, Picnic Lunch
1pm – 1:45pm, Main Ceremony
2:30pm – 3:30pm, Urban Conservation Walk
2:30pm – 3:30pm, 25 Years of Restoration at the Old Hospital Site

Location: Fort Lawton Cemetery
11:30am – 12:30pm, Fort Lawton Post Cemetery Q+A, led by Brian Combs from the VA

Location: Visitor Center
10am – 11:15am, Jack and Leslie Hamann, The 1944 Fort Lawton Riot and Lynching
11:30am – 4pm, Discovery Park Documentary – Part 1, ten-minute documentary will play every 30 minutes

Location: Historic District Bus Stop
10am – 11:30am, History of Fort Lawton
11:30am – 12:30pm, Guided Walk of Capehart
2:30pm – 3:30pm, Guided Walk of the South Beach Trail

Location: West Point Beach
11am – 3pm, Intertidal Life Station
11am – 12pm, Archaeology of West Point Walk
2:30pm – 4pm, Beach Cleanup Event!