Jane’s Walk is an annual event celebrating cities and people through the lens of Jane Jacobs, legendary urban activist and visionary, in a series of free neighborhood walks exploring the history and stories that shape our urban experienc
Join in an exploration this coming Sunday of Rainier Beach, one of Seattle’s unique and vibrant neighborhoods. Learn more about the Atlantic City boat ramp, Beer Sheva park, the urban farm, Pritchard Beach, and much more—Mary and Barbara will have lots of info to share about these great places.
When: Sunday, May 5, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Walk Leader: Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors Mary Magenta and Barbara McHarg
Meet up at: Hutchinson Park, 5800 Pilgrim Ave, Seattle WA, 98118.
On May 4th and 5th join Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors in a weekend walking celebration of Jane’s Walks, a series of free neighborhood walks around the region that explore our collective history, architecture, planning, and neighborhood personalities. This internationally-celebrated event bridges social and geographic gaps and creates a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the places they live and work.
“Jane’s Walks build community by getting people together to have a walking conversation about their neighborhood and how people use cities,” said Feet First Executive Director Lisa Quinn. “Jane Jacobs believed that ‘cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody,’ and Jane’s Walks provide an opportunity for everyone to participate in the discussion.”
WHAT: Jane’s Walk is an annual recognition of people and cities held around the world on the first weekend of May and celebrated with free neighborhood walking tours. This weekend walking event is regionally coordinated by Feet First, a nonprofit organization working to ensure all communities in Washington are walkable.
WHEN: Walks begin at 9:30 am on Saturday May 4th and continue throughout the weekend. See http://feetfirst.org/walks/janes-walks for the event schedule.
WHERE: This event currently features 12 free walks spread throughout different Seattle neighborhoods. For more information check out the Jane’s Walk 2013 Lineup: http://feetfirst.org/walks/janes-walks
WHY: Through the simple act of walking together and discussing what makes a neighborhood, Jane’s Walk helps knit people together into strong and resourceful communities.