Rare and historical Discovery Park event

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Sara

Peter Ker Walker, the only surviving co-author of the Discovery Park Master Plan, will return to Seattle for what is likely the last time. He will walk the Park and evaluate its evolution and current state. He will give a lecture at the University of Washington and lead a panel discussion with interdisciplinary thought leaders. You do not want to miss such a historical event for our neighborhood and for Seattle. Please join Peter Ker Walker and a select invitation of panelists as they discuss Seattle’s largest public park. Topics will include the formative years and guiding vision, current state of the park and its role in Seattle’s parks system. You will learn about Discovery’s rich history, how we choose to value open space land simply for what it is, and we will look towards the future as we work together to create a world-class park for the 21st century.

An evening with Landscape Architect Peter Ker Walker


Tuesday May 23rd 2017 – UW Architecture Hall – 6:30pm

Our region’s largest naturalistic public park, Discovery Park, affords the indispensable ingredients for a healthy human and wildlife flourishing humane wilderness environment within an urban city. Equanimity, health and introspection all thrive here.
Select speakers and panelists include:
Peter Ker Walker, Landscape Architect and co‐author of the Discovery Park Master Plan
Christopher Williams, Deputy Superintendent, Seattle Parks and Recreation
Thaisa Way, UW Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Built Environments, urban landscape historian, theory, and design
Peter Kahn, UW Professor, Department of Psychology and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, nature, technology, and human development
Randy Lewis, 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
Click here for more information, and here for information about the Cultural Landscape Foundation.
Please donate through Friends of Discovery Park 501(c)3 to help cover event costs.

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