The Emerald City Wanderers
Seattle, Washington

We are a walking club which hosts non-competitive walking events for fun, fitness, and friendship.  We’re a Seattle-based chapter of America’s Walking Club, and our club is known as the “Holiday Club” because we sponsor organized walking events on or near holidays – New Year’s Eve and Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween.   We also host many self-guided year-round-walks in Seattle.

Walk With Us – Our Next Event

Celebrate the 4th with a morning walk exploring one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods, rich in history.  South Park is a diverse community ethnically and in terms of land use.  See nice residential neighborhoods woven in with the manufacturing and marine industry along the Duwamish River.  We’ll walk along the river, over the river, up to the Marra-Desimone Park and Gardens, and back over Highway 99 on the pedestrian bridge, past the Sea Mar campus.

Start Location:
South Park Playground
8319 8th Ave. S.
Seattle, Washington 98108

Start Date/Time:
Sunday, July 4
Start table open 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.

This will be a guided or map walk.  Trail will not be marked.  Directions and maps, which include some history notes, will be provided.  Bring water and sun protection.

Driving Directions:
From I-5, exit 162 “Corson Ave / Michigan St” (for drivers northbound on I-5, this exit will be on left side).  At the stoplight at the end of the ramp, continue straight ahead on Corson Ave. S. (crossing Michigan St).  At the next stoplight, turn left on E. Marginal Way S.  Move to the right lane and continue for 3/4 mile.  Turn right on 16th Ave. S. and cross the South Park Bridge.  Turn right on S. Cloverdale St.  Turn right on 8th Ave. S.  Continue two blocks to start location at the park.  Use neighborhood street parking.


Next Membership Meeting:

We won’t have a July meeting, so our next meeting is in August.

Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for our virtual meeting, held online.  All are welcome!  For more information, send a note to Mike.

Take one of our Walking Challenges:

LIGHT RAIL WALKS CHALLENGE PROGRAM:  Beginning in 2019 we joined with several other clubs to sponsor the Light Rail Challenge, which features walks originating from Light Rail stations from Angle Lake to the UW.  Details: Light Rails Challenge

NATIONAL PARK ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PROGRAM: In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its Centennial – 100 Years!  The Emerald City Wanderers club sponsors an AVA Special Program to honor that Centennial.  More details here.