Join a free Queen Anne Jane’s Walk next Saturday

Posted on April 27th, 2013 by Laura Fonda

You may recall the Queen Anne neighborhood stairway walk back in January that sold out almost overnight – it was one of many neighborhood walks sponsored by Feet First. And, technically it didn’t sell out (it was free), but it was limited to 20 people and those 20 slots filled up fast.

Jane's Walk logoFast forward to next weekend, and there’s another Queen Anne walk being led by Feet First, this one to celebrate Jane Jacobs, an urban activist who championed a community-based approach to city development. In honor of Jane’s work, free walking tours are held on the first weekend of May, many led by local residents who know the walks well (hint for what’s to come later in the post).

This year, Feet First is hosting free Jane’s Walks all over Seattle, and this time, there’s no limit to the number of participants. Based on that past stairway walk, this one is sure to be popular – and no one will be turned away!

Bhy Kracke view

Bhy Kracke Park, a stop along the walk

The Queen Anne walk is free, and begins Saturday, May 4th at 2pm. The walk will last about 2 hours and will follow a route that winds from Upper Queen Anne to Lower Queen Anne/Uptown, highlighting our business district, neighborhood streets, architecture, history, and parks, ending at Counterbalance Park.

If you’d like to join the Feet First Queen Anne Jane’s Walk, meet at the corner of Boston St and Queen Anne Ave N, in front of Starbucks. And, if Saturday doesn’t work for you, but you know and love our neighborhood and want to share it with others, become a Neighborhood Walking Ambassador and lead your own walk. Contact Darcy Edmunds to become an Ambassador, and if you lead a walk, be sure to let us know!

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