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Walk And Wine With Kary: St. Edwards State Park/Wine On My Deck

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:45 PM until 9:00 PM
Park at St. Edwards State Park in front of the big building. You need a Discover Pass
14445 Juanita Drive NE
Kenmore, WA  98028
Kary York
Registration is required
No Fee
No Fee
We had so much fun on our last walk/wine, we are having another!

This time, we are going to walk in St. Edwards Park.

Time: meet at the park (in front of the large building that sort of looks like a castle) at 5:45 pm.  We will start the walk at 6 pm. We will be walking in some old growth and it goes down to the shore, so wear hiking or at least closed toe shoes.  The walk will be about a mile, moderate elevation up/down.  There is an easier trail for those that want a less steep route.

We will drive 3 miles back down Juanita Drive to my condo at 9039 NE Juanita Drive, #101, then have wine and apps on my back deck.  Please bring a bottle of wine or an app.  We can also BBQ if you desire.  Parking along Juanita Drive is available.  My phone is 425-417-2244 if you get lost.

Here's some info about St. Edwards Park:

Set on the eastern shore of Lake Washington, surrounded by low forest and lawns, Saint Edward’s Seminary is not hard to picture as it was in the 1930s, with hundreds of students in residence. 

These days, Saint Edward State Park bursts with modern life. Kids enjoy unstructured fun on the grass fields and playground equipment, kayakers cruise Lake Washington and hikers and mountain bikers take to the trails. 

Amidst the sprawling grounds, lapping lakeshore and verdant footpaths, you’ll find a place steeped in Northwest history. The large brick building was the first successful Catholic seminary in the Pacific Northwest and the first accredited Catholic seminary university in the United States. Envisioned and financed by Seattle’s first bishop, Edward O’Dea, and designed by famed architect John Graham, the remarkable edifice was constructed in 1931 and served students until 1976. 

Take a contemplative stroll to a quiet Grotto, a river-rock alcove that has become a popular wedding spot. If you’re looking for a picnic site close to Seattle, you’re in the right place. Relaxing on the grass or at a picnic table, you’ll be struck by the play of the afternoon light on the classic old building.

Park features

Saint Edward State Park is a 326-acre day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. Picnic tables are available first come, first served, and the Grotto and several picnic areas are available for rental. The seminary building is not open for events at this time. There is no watercraft launch at the park, but paddlers launching from other parts of Lake Washington can bring their kayaks and boards onto the beach.

Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.

Pets in the park: Staff at Saint Edward State Park remind you that dogs are welcome in state parks if they are on leash and under control at all times. We want to provide safety, comfort and enjoyment for all visitors and ensure the protection of wildlife and natural resources in the park. Please keep your dog on leash, and pick up after your pet.