A ginko can help a poet connect to the world of nature. A person will walk, stroll or just "be" in nature, and is usually silent and observant.
Our ginko will take us on a half mile walk to Olympic Sculpture Park. I imagine we'll walk in a few small groups, depending on the speed and mobility of our groups. I have created a small walking map to the park, which I will give to everyone before we leave. The guide will remind you of the times to be places after our ginko, and give restaurant information to those who wish to eat out.
This park is operated by the Seattle Art Museum. The sculptures are all outdoors, but there is an indoor pavilion with restrooms and another exhibit (usually a large art installation of sorts). Go inside to pick up your map and guide for a $1 donation.
For those needing help getting around, there are a couple spots to park in the garage if you can't make the trip by foot. There is a price- $6 to park. You can borrow a wheelchair, but there are no advance reservations. The park had ADA accessible ramps and is graded to provide universal access.
"The Olympic Sculpture Park evolved out of a mutual commitment of the Seattle Art Museum and the Trust for Public Land to preserve downtown Seattle's last undeveloped waterfront property. From the beginning, the Seattle Art Museum aimed to restore the former industrial site, while providing a unique setting for outdoor sculpture and public use. The park’s innovative design achieved a wide range of environmental restoration goals, including brownfield redevelopment, creation of a salmon habitat, extensive use of native plantings and the capture and use of rainwater on site." -Olympic Sculpture Park Website
This link will give you a great overview of the park's impressive design features.
Curious about some of the art and artists on display? Click here
If you're very excited, you can download the pdf below of the Olympic Sculpture Park Map and Guide!