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.

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites input for new children’s play equipment at Sam Smith Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in a public meeting for the Sam Smith Park improvements on Monday, June 8, 2015 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Sam Smith Park, 1400 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S at the play area off S. Atlantic St and 29th Ave S.

The project includes replacement of children’s play equipment, replacement of the safety surfacing and creating better access to the play area.  This meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn about the project, review options for replacing the children’s play equipment and provide input on alternative designs.

Families, neighbors and children are all encouraged to attend.

For more information about the Sam Smith Park project please visit or contact Pamela Alspaugh, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7328 or