Climb your way to good health! Join Feet First for Stairway Walks Day on Saturday, February 9 and celebrate over 650 publically accessible stairways around the Sound.
The stairs, many of them more than 100 years old, form a network of “scenic byways” for neighborhood discovery – a priceless asset for outdoor fun, fitness and health. The stairway routes featured on Stairway Walks Day are from Cathy and Jake Jaramillo’s new book Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods. The book is intended to help urban adventurers discover and appreciate the beautiful greenspaces, history, art and architecture that make up the vivid fabric of our neighborhoods.
Urban explorers are invited to join one of fifteen free, guided neighborhood walks from 10:00am – 12:00pm on February 9, featuring outdoor stairways in the following Seattle neighborhoods: Fremont, Golden Gardens, Maple Leaf, Madrona, Eastlake and North Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Downtown, West Seattle, and Rainier Beach. Outside of Seattle, Stairway Walks Day will occur in Burien, Bellevue, and Mercer Island.
According to author and Feet First Neighborhood Walking Ambassador Cathy Jaramillo, “Stairways are truly the scenic byways to neighborhoods, and we’re always curious about what’s at the top – or the bottom. They get you to, and between, places you’d probably never know about otherwise. We’re excited about celebrating them with so many people on Stairway Walks Day!”