A 2,200 ft. long “Z” shaped walking path connects the park’s distinctive sections from the park’s pavilion to the water’s edge. Operated by the Seattle Art Museum, the park is the unique transformation of a formerly contaminated industrial site occupied by an oil and gas corporation until the 1970s into Seattle’s largest green space.
The red “Eagle” sculpture by Alexander Calder in the photo above is one of the permanent exhibits in the park, which also features temporary art installations during the summer months.
Once you walk around the rocky beach area, you enter Myrtle Edwards Park.
Filled with green space and happy dogs, Myrtle Edwards Park offers a terrific view of the grain terminal, Smith Cove and the Pier 91 Cruise Terminal that is used by Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Celebrity Cruises.
The Seattle Sculpture Park is open daily from 30 minutes before sunrise until 30 minutes after sunset. The park also offers free tours for the public on various days and times; you have to check the schedule for details.
Seattle offers many fantastic walks. Learn about them with this book:
Have you visited Seattle, or do you live in the area? What’s your favorite destination for a walk?
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