MOHAI to lead tour of Freeway Park – August 16

As part of their neighborhood history tours, MOHAI will be leading a walk through First Hill’s Freeway Park. The tour will examining the history of the groundbreaking Lawrence Halprin architectural wonder in the context of Seattle’s urban revitalization in the 1970s.

Details from the MOHAI website are included below. And be sure to use the promo code “freewaypark14” to receive $5 off the regular price.

In the midst of a crippling economic downturn, Seattle launched a bold, daring and innovative series of ballot initiatives designed to greatly expand the city’s open spaces, parks and civic infrastructure. Key to the success of Forward Thrust was the creation of a downtown park. Join Historian Roger van Oosten for a fun, insightful tour of Freeway Park, neighboring areas and the Convention Center. Learn about how forward thinking citizens made Forward Thrust a success.

Note: Tour price includes parking fee at the WAC garage (1409 6th Ave)

Date & Time: Saturday, August 16, 10 AM – 12 PM

(Same tour also offered Wednesday, July 30)

Meet at: Washington Athletic Club Lobby, 1325 6th Avenue

Advance Tickets: MOHAI Members $15; General Public $20, available here.

Day of Tickets: $25

 

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