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 watch Peter Ker Walker, co-author of Discovery Park’s Master Plan, 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 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.
Select speakers and panelists include:
Peter Ker Walker, Landscape Architect and co-author of the Discovery Park Master Plan
Christopher Williams, Deputy Superintendent, Seattle Parks and Recreation
Thaisa Way, UW Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Built Environments, urban landscape historian, theory, and design
Peter Kahn, UW Professor, Department of Psychology and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, nature, technology, and human development
Randy Lewis, United Indians of All Tribes, Board Member and Founder, Daybreak Star Cultural Center
Shelton Johnson, (via video), US National Park Service, Yosemite National Park Ranger, Author and Poet