Jimi Hendrix Park coming to life

Save the Date for the grand-opening celebration of Jimi Hendrix Park Saturday, August 27, 2016

The construction of Jimi Hendrix Park is nearing the final stretch. Seattle Parks and Recreation contracted with ERRG, Inc. to transform Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle’s Central District into a celebratory space worthy of its namesake, hometown rock icon Jimi Hendrix. The 2.5-acre green space, located adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum, will continue to come to life throughout the summer and is scheduled to be complete by middle of August.

The Friends of Jimi Hendrix Park received an award of $200,000 from the historic Building for Culture initiative of 4Cutlure and King County. These funds will be used to build a Central Shelter, an outdoor cultural facility at Jimi Hendrix Park. In order to accommodate the installation of the Central Shelter, the project was halted in early 2016. The majority of the major park work is complete but portions remain unfinished to allow access for the shelter construction.  Once the shelter is installed the park will be finished.

The park will remain fenced to allow for the establishment of the turf throughout the spring and summer but a portion of the parking lot will be opened.

Fundraising for Phase 2 has begun and information can be found here: www.jimihendrixparkfoundation.org

If you’d like more information and want to view the schematic design of the park plan please visit our website at seattle.gov/parks/projects/jimi_hendrix/ For specific questions, contact Kim Baldwin, Parks Project Manager at kim.baldwin@seattle.gov.