Seattle and the World Celebrate!
June 17, 2017 was the celebration of the opening of the Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle WA. The park was many years in development and required donations from large organizations as well as thousands of small donations from Jimi fans worldwide.
Jimi Hendrix Park is located in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant Central District (2400 South Massachusetts Street), a thriving multi-cultural community rich in heritage. Nestled adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum and grounds of former Colman School, Jimi Hendrix Park will be a primary focal point for multi-cultural events, gatherings, and activities for the community.
The landscape architects Murase Associates, designers of the park, specifically included ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliance standards. Gentle slopes, graceful wide pathways and barrier free access to the garden from the parking lot are all included. The design, inspired by guitars and his music is a testament to his influence to the music world and celebrates the hometown of our own “West coast Seattle Boy”.
Jimi Hendrix Park – Schematic Design
Jimi Hendrix Park Butterfly Garden
Butterflies and zebras
And moonbeams and fairy tales
That’s all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind.
Read More ……..
Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation Brochure – Click to view/download
Opening Day Chalk Art Contest – Click to view/download
Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation Web Site – Click to view/download
Note: accessiblegardens.org would like to thank the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation for permission to use their photographs and texts in this post.