Join Nature Consortium on Saturday, June 15th for an outdoor celebration in the West Duwamish Greenbelt! Bring a blanket, some hiking shoes, a picnic basket, and your friends and family to Picnic in the Park, a celebration of Seattle’s largest forest.

Picnic in the Park
Saturday, June 15, 10am-2pm
West Duwamish Greenbelt – Soundway
In south lawn at South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Ave SW, next to the south parking lot
Treats by Marination

Event Schedule   

10am   Picnic in the Park begins
10:15am   Toddler Walk
10:30am – 1:30pm   Art Activity: making nature flags with Amy Pille
11am – 12pm   Live Music in the Woods by The Mighty Tiny Band
11am   Eco Hike with our Restoration Director
12pm   Ceremony and Golden Shovel Award Presentation
12:30pm – 1:30pm   Live Music in the Woods by The Acoustic Laboratory
12:30pm   Eco Hike with NC Staff
2pm   Picnic in the Park ends


Getting There

Driving: Parking available at South Seattle Community College (South parking lot only, please park to the southeast portion of the lot)
Transit: Metro routes 125 and 128 to South Seattle Community College
WalkingTrail entrance at 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St, or join us at the college

Celebrating Our Community

Nature Consortium rallied our community and our legislators to save a section of our beloved greenbelt called Soundway from being sold to developers. After six long years, the City of Seattle finally designated Soundway as a public park in January 2011. We’d like to take the time to celebrate everyone who made this possible.

Picnic in the Park will be a celebration of the community’s work to save the Soundway property, both legally and ecologically. Nature Consortium will honor community members who saw value in the land and fought to preserve it, as well as the thousands of volunteers who have helped transform it from a wild, overgrown blackberry jungle to the vibrant forest habitat it is today.

Celebrating Our Back Yard

The Soundway property is just one section of the largest forest in Seattle. Nature Consortium has been working to restore habitat in Soundway with an army of volunteers since 2003.

As restoration has improved the quality of the landscape and trails over the years, Soundway has become a recreation destination for hikers, dog walkers, neighbors, and families in the area. Picnic in the Park will bring neighbors old and new together to celebrate this important local green space as habitat, as community space, and as a vital resource for our city.

It’s Official: June 15 is Soundway Day

Mayor McGinn issued a proclamation to officially declare June 15 as Soundway Day in the City of Seattle. Click here to view the proclamation.