Beacon Hill Public Art Bike Tour

Grab your helmets and join us for a FREE bicycle tour of public art in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Partnering with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is offering a family-friendly, seven-mile (round trip) bike tour for all ages and abilities that will take you from Jimi Hendrix Park/Northwest African-American Museum to Jefferson Park.

We will stop to view these public artworks—including the four sites below in the City’s collection—and more, including at the Centilia Cultural Center at El Centro:

Artists Elizabeth Conner (Drawing the Land and Painting and Sculpting the Land) and Gerard Tsutakawa (Urban Peace Circle), and others will join us to talk about their artworks. Participants will also learn about other bike routes in the region that feature prominent public artworks.

Date: Saturday, September 15
Tour Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tour starts: Jimi Hendrix Park, 2400 S Massachusetts St. (24th Ave S & S Massachusetts St). Meet at the shelter (pictured here).

This easy-paced tour will take you on public streets, bicycle lanes and multi-use trails. Participants need to provide their own bike (or use a dock-less ride share bike) and helmets are required.

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 http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/jimi_hendrix/images/plan_11-21.jpg For specific questions, contact Kim Baldwin, Parks Project Manager at kim.baldwin@seattle.gov.

 

Construction begins at Jimi Hendrix Park

Temporary construction fencing went up April 29,2015

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 come to life throughout the summer and is scheduled to be complete by the end of September 2015.

The contractor will begin work by installing the underground utilities and the connection to the city sewer line. Next they will start the demolition work, move to the rough grading of the site, and then move on to the more visible built improvements. This project will complete phase one of the work. Fundraising for phase two has begun and information can be found here: www.jimihendrixparkfoundation.org

There will be a planting party in late summer and the community is invited to attend. Planting instructions and tools will be provided. Stay tuned for more information.

If you’d like more information and want to view the schematic design of the park plan please visit our website at http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/jimi_hendrix/images/plan_11-21.jpg.

For specific questions, contact Kim Baldwin, Parks Project Manager at kim.baldwin@seattle.gov.