Jimi Hendrix Park- A Park Every Body Can Enjoy!

Seattle and the World Celebrate!

Opening Day Poster for Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle, WA on 6/17/2017

Grand Opening Day poster for Jimi Hendrix Park

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 – Schematic Design (October 2013)

 

Jimi Hendrix Park Butterfly Garden

An informative sign describing the Jimi Hendrix butterfly garden and the many benneficial tasks performed by butterflies, bees, and othe polinators.

Jimi Hendrix Butterfly Garden

A photo of a zebra with artistically colored butterflies

Butterflies and Zebras

 

Butterflies and zebras
And moonbeams and fairy tales
That’s all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind.

Jimi Hendrix

Butterfly Color Book – click to color your own Butterfly page

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.

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