Sunday Stairway Walks for 20s/30s

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UPDATED! An additional walk has been scheduled for October 17

SUNDAYS, JULY 11, AUGUST 8 & SEPTEMBER 26, 2 P.M.–5:15 P.M., pre-registration required

Did you know that Seattle has 650 publicly accessible stairways? In the early 1900s, property developers in hilly Seattle would construct public stairways for convenience and to improve access to trolly lines. Now, these scenic passageways provide opportunities to discover off-the-path views through Seattle neighborhoods.

Join with other young adults from around the Diocese of Olympia to explore and learn about different neighborhoods and Episcopal parishes within Seattle. Routes will draw inspiration from Seattle Stairway Walks and range between 2.5–4 miles at an easy pace. The walks start and end at the parish, with an opportunity to connect with clergy and other participants. We’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about the parish, meet clergy and enjoy refreshments after the walk. 

Contact Emily Meeks (emcmeeks@gmail.com) or Michael Perera (perera.michael@gmail.com) with questions.

Register using this link

SCHEDULE:

  • JULY 11: Epiphany Parish and “Madrona and Leschi”

A 3 mile walk through Madrona and Leschi on July 11. We’ll also get a brief background of Epiphany from The Rev. Doyt L. Conn Jr. Light refreshments will be provided. The route will be based on this walk. 

  • AUGUST 8: Saint Mark's Cathedral and “The Olmsted Vision”

Check out the boulevard influence of the Olmsted Brothers on this 4.2 mile walk on August 8. We'll check out The Arboretum, Interlaken Park and Volunteer Park. We’ll also get a brief background of Saint Mark’s Cathedral from Dean Steve Thomason. Light refreshments provided. The route will be based on this walk.

  • SEPTEMBER 26: St. John the Baptist and “Alki from Above”

This 3.4 mile walk packs in beach and forest without leaving Seattle. Explore Alki and West Seattle, and also get a brief background of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church from Rev. Emily Tanis-Likkel. Light refreshments provided. The route will be based on this walk.

  • NEW! OCTOBER 17: St. Paul's and "Southwest Queen Anne"

Cobblestone lanes, historic landmark homes, and expansive views mark this 4.1 mile walk starting from St. Paul’s. Join other young adults from around the Diocese of Olympia to explore and learn more about Southwest Queen Anne with stops at the Wilcox Wall, Parsons Garden and Kerry Park. We’ll also get a brief background and tour of St. Paul’s from Rev. Nat Johnson. Light refreshments provided. Participants have the option of attending a 5 pm service. Learn more and register here. The route is based on this walk.

 

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water 
  • Sun glasses/sun screen
  • Masks for when entering a parish

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