One of the hidden treasures of this part of Seattle is Leschi Park, with its gorgeous old trees, quiet open space, and view of the Lake Washington waterfront. This year it’s marking the 100th anniversary since it transitioned from private hands to become a Seattle City Park.
A century ago it was a major destination. People would get there via the Yesler Way Cable Car from downtown, all dressed in their Sunday best, and spend the afternoon enjoying the park, walking along the lake, or waiting for the ferry that ran from there to and from Mercer Island.
The Leschi Community Council is planning a big event to celebrate the centennial this summer on August 15th. They’re lining up bands, historical tours, and more. They could also use your help to make it a big success. Here’s how you can pitch in:
- Graphical help is needed to put together flyers
- Have physical design skills? They’d like to create some durable exhibit panels to tell the history of the park
- The committee is trying to raise a couple of thousand dollars to fund the event. Mail your tax-deductible checks to “LCC” at PO Box 22391, Seattle WA, 98122-0391
- To join the planning committee, call Diane Snell at 726-0923