Our region’s largest naturalistic public park, Discovery Park, affords the indispensable ingredients for a flourishing humane wilderness environment within an urban city. Equanimity, health and introspection all thrive here. Please join Peter Ker Walker and a select invitation of panelists as they discuss Seattle’s largest public park: its rich history, current role in the City’s parks system, and exciting future. Topics will include the formative years and guiding vision, how we choose to value open space land simply for what it is, and a look towards the future as we work together to create a world-class park for the 21st century.
John Muir argued that everyone is born with an inner bond to nature. Though still to be scientifically proven, an echo of John Muir has suggested that everyone has an innate “biophilia” or love of nature and natural things. That certainty and truth is within each of us, when we visit Discovery Park.
Discovery Park, with its magnificent vistas, the stretches of tidal beaches, the stands of native trees, the meadowlands—all combine to make this site, its potential is bounded only by the vision and resolution of those into whose hands it is entrusted. – Discovery Park Master Plan 1972