Happening now: Happy 100th birthday, Hiawatha!

(Photos by Ellen Cedergreen for WSB)
A 5K run/walk was one of the activities kicking off today’s centennial celebration at Hiawatha, the city’s first community center. It continues till 5 pm – with opportunities to learn more about its history as an “Olmsted park”:

(Sue Nicol, VP of Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks, giving a presentation)
..and also to enjoy games and entertainment – here’s the schedule. (We’ll add more photos later!)

4 Replies to "Happening now: Happy 100th birthday, Hiawatha!"

  • Forest September 17, 2011 (4:41 pm)

    I notice the old pipe handrail of the park staircase at Lander & California has been replaced and the new handrail has brassy trim — presumably to make it seem more authentic.

  • Dean September 17, 2011 (7:38 pm)

    I think we take the park for granted. Thanks to our forefathers we still enjoy the acreage. Too bad it has become a doggy waste garbage stink in the parks garbage cans. Dog owners please take your dog stuff home and dispose of properly.

  • Huindekmi September 18, 2011 (9:27 am)

    Yeah. I hate it when garbage cans smell like garbage. No one put any garbage in them please.

  • josh September 19, 2011 (6:54 pm)

    I ran in the 5k and i was surprised at how many people came out and ran. It was very cold out and i didn’t think anyone would come.

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