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Weekly Walks

Want to meet friends and maintain your health and independence? Join a FREE Sound Steps weekly walking group for adults age 50+, offered throughout the city. We have groups for all levels of walkers. For more information or to try out a walking group, contact the Sound Steps coordinator at (206) 684-4664 or  sound.steps@seattle.gov.  Let the coordinator know before you start with a group, so the walk leader will know to look for you.

Weekly Walking Groups

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North Walk Locations

Ballard Sound Steps      Free
3 miles, flat, paved Burke Gilman Trail. Moderate pace.
Mondays          9:30 – 10:30 am                                                 Fred Meyer east entrance
915 NW 45th St

Carkeek Park Hike         Free
3 miles, some hills, natural surface forest trails with views
of Puget Sound. Moderate pace.
Wednesdays           10 – 11:30 am                                            Eddie McAbee entrance
NW 100th Pl & 6th Ave NW

Senior Zoo Walkers      $20/13 wks
Woodland Park Zoo, Group Health, and Seattle Parks and Recreation invite you to join Senior Zoo Walkers, promoting fitness and friendship in a beautiful setting. Fitness  warm-up at 9:15 am. Register online for Senior Zoo Walkers or download the mailing form:   2016 SZW Brochure
Tuesdays and Thursdays          9:15 – 11 am                                                                                           Woodland Park Zoo
South Gate 50th & Fremont

Green Lake Loopers        Free
Walk the 3 mile loop at a gentle or moderate pace. Hosted by the Wallingford Community Senior Center. Meet in from of Green Lake Church, 6350 E Green Lake Way N (cross street is Meridian Ave N). RSVP to WCSC: 206-461-7825                                                                           
Fridays                     1:30 pm

North Greenwood Sound Steps         Free
3 miles, some hills, natural surface forest trails.
Moderate pace. Please contact lpittman@uw.edu for current program information.
Mondays                 9:30-10:30am  

Lake City Sound Steps                   Free
Wednesday is “Senior Day” at Lake City Community Center. Come for lunch at noon ($3) and stay for the group walk! Call (206) 268-6738 for more information. This program is sponsored by Sound Steps and Sound Generations. Walks are designed for beginners.
Wednesdays                 1:15 pm        Lake City CC

Kenmore Walkers                     Free
5 total miles along the flat and paved Burke-Gilman trail. Not affiliated with Sound Steps.
Tuesdays   and Thursdays              10:00 am        Log Boom Park

Magnuson Park                         Free
Explore the beautiful and diverse Magnuson Park on foot. Varied terrain and flexible pace and distance; all ages welcome! Beginning 9/11/16
Sundays                                               10:00 am             Meet outside Sand Point Tennis Center

South/West Walk Locations

Lincoln Park Sound Steps                Free
3 miles, some hills, natural and paved surface trails along
Puget Sound. Moderate pace. Meet at the south end of the
north parking lot.
Mondays          10 – 11:15 am              Lincoln Park

Alki Beach Walks                               Free
Meet at the Alki Bathhouse. Led by Southwest Recreation Specialist, Mary Dalzell.
Fridays              8:30-9:30 am

Rainier Beach Indoor Walk              Free
Walk laps inside the gym at your own pace, with music.
Tue 10 – 11 am           Rainier Beach CC
Wed 10 – 11 am          Rainier Beach CC

Nordic Walks-group is on hold as of May 2016

Central Walk Locations

Discovery Park Sound Steps                     Free
2.8 miles, some hills, natural surface trails with Puget
Sound views. Moderate pace. Meet at the visitor center.
Fridays          10 – noon

Pike Place Market Sound Steps                 Free
3 miles, flat, paved, with waterfront views. At your
own pace. Meet at the Pike Market pig.
Thursdays      10 – 11 am

Yesler Terrace Sound Steps                          Free
Join Yesler Terrace residents on Mondays and Thursdays
for  a walk around the neighborhood. Click for flyer.
Mondays, Thursdays  2 – 3pm        Yesler Community Center

Yesler Walk ‘N Talkers                                   Free
 Walk to various Yesler, First Hill, and Pioneer Square cafes for a cup and conversation! Walks will gradually increase in distance, beginning at under a mile. Email yeslerwalkntalkers@gmail.com for more information and prior to attending.
 Mondays  noon – 1:30 pm        Yesler Community Center

Iora Primary Care Walks for Health             Free
All walkers and rollers welcome! Join health coaches and neighbors on flat, paved walking routes around the CD and to the soft rubber track outside Garfield HS.
 Fridays  11 am – noon        Meet at Iora Primary Care      306 23rd Ave S, Suite 200

Capitol Hill Sound Steps                                   Free
Join Sound Steps and the Cal Anderson Park Alliance
for this bi-weekly evening group. Flat loops within the park;
flexible distance. Meet at the Shelter House near the restrooms.
On hold until summer. Check back soon for dates.                    6-7pm

Special Walking Groups

Sound Striders
Faster and farther than our typical Sound Steps groups, Sound Striders offers 5 – 6 mile weekly fitness walks from a different neighborhood each month.

Nordic Walking
Walk with nordic poles to increase health benefits!

Early Stage Memory Loss Walks
Join others living with ESML and their care partners!

 

Thank you to the volunteer walk leaders and community partners who make these walks possible!

 

 

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