by Sara 

Fall and winter programs begin at Discovery Park


Photo Courtesy of Seattle Department of Parks & Recreation.

There?s a lot going on at Discovery Park these days. Leaves on trees are turning red and yellow. Animals are hunkering down for winter. The Capehart Housing area is currently undergoing a transformation. The housing is gone and the first stages of restoration have begun.

The street that runs from the east entrance to West Point has been renamed Discovery Park Boulevard. Throughout the park you will notice new signs have been posted.

The park is also celebrating its volunteers this Friday with the Volunteer Recognition Event. And the Visitors Center has much more going on:

Fruits of the Fall Mushroom Walk ? 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29.

Cemetery Walk ? Discovery Park History Series Saturday 2- 3:30p.m., Saturday, Oct. 29.? Tour the Fort Lawton Cemetery and discover the stories that happened here during World War II.

Poetry in the Park ? Explore the park from a new perspective; visualize and capture Discovery through the art of poetry.? All poetry programs are held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon. Free.?Nov. 6, 20, Dec. 4.

Tot Treks ? Adults and their 2-3 year olds are welcome on these magical nature walks.? All Tot Treks happen from 10:30 ? 11:45 a.m. $4 per person.

Happy Halloween Walk ? Saturday, Oct. 29. Wear your favorite Halloween Costume!

Tree Houses Saturday, Nov. 5

Tree Houses Wednesday, Nov. 9

Bird Tours ? Fall migration brings an abundance of birds for your viewing pleasure. Join experienced bird tour leaders and explore a variety of habitats.?8-10 a.m., Saturdays. $3 per person. Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.

Please register in advance for all of these programs by calling the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center 206-386-4237 or on line at


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  1. Now if only they would stop ruining the walking trails.. Who had the bright idea to spread gravel in mounds on them? What were once some of the nicest running trails in the city are now some of the most dangerous. Clearly someone with real train experience needs to advise them – you don’t put gravel down in mounds and expect people with kids, strollers or couples to use them.

  2. Good article and information.? Is there an update on the fate of the trees in the cemetery?? Thank you for following that alarming story, Magnolia Voice – that’s a situation that certainly needs to be monitored, challenged and opposed.

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