Favorite Historic Parks

Colman Park

April 25, 2012
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Location: South Seattle/Mount Baker
Address: 1800 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Acreage: 24.3

Need a tranquil place to get away? Often overlooked, Colman Park in the Mount Baker neighborhood of South Seattle is a great spot to give yourself a break and enjoy a quiet walk or […]

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City Hall Park

January 7, 2010
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Location: Downtown Seattle
Address: 450 3rd Ave.
Acreage: 1.3

Why is a park that’s named after City Hall not located near City Hall?

I wondered this until I realized that City Hall used to be located across the street in the Yesler Building. Seattle has actually […]

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Pioneer Square

January 7, 2010
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Location: Downtown Seattle
Address: 100 Yesler Way
Acreage: 0.3

When people hear the name Pioneer Square, they probably think of the whole historic district. But, the official Pioneer Square park is actually more of a triangle that sits adjacent to 1st Ave.

There are two interesting features […]

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Occidental Square

January 7, 2010
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Location: Downtown Seattle
Address: Occidental Ave. S. and S. Main St.
Acreage: 0.6

Bet you didn’t know Occidental Square counted as a park, huh? Well, this half an acre is one of Seattle’s most historic open spaces.

In fact, if you visit the park you […]

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