Row, Row, Row in the Emerald City

Weekend Tour

Come to Green Lake, Seattle’s most-visited park and an Olmsted-designed gem, to take a rowing lesson from the staff at the Green Lake Small Craft Center. Rowing is a popular and signature sport in the Emerald City, the home of the renowned University of Washington crew, which inspired the recent best-selling book and movie, “The Boys in the Boat.”  

Seattle Parks and Recreation staff will set you up with rowing shells, teach you rowing technique and safety, and get you out on the water to tour the lake. We will also have time to tour the newly renovated boating center and learn about the history of rowing and the lake. Green Lake Park features a beloved 2.8-mile walking loop, two swim beaches, a community theater, a small craft concession, sports fields, courts, a community center, and a pool. Enjoy the beautiful lake from the water and get some fantastic exercise in the process.  

Note: Participants should be able to swim and have the ability to get in and out of a small boat. Life jackets are required and will be provided for all participants. Dress accordingly; synthetic quick dry clothing, sun protection, and shoes appropriate for walking and that can get wet.