Freeway Park

Jim Ellis Freeway Park is Seattle’s largest downtown public space. The 5.2 acre park opened on July 4th, 1976, bridging Seattle’s Downtown and First Hill neighborhoods after they were severed by the construction of I5. Designed by Lawrence Halprin and Angela Danadjieva, it is widely considered a masterwork of a modernist master and a precedent setting park that single-handedly defined a new land-use typology for American cities.

Freeway Park

Jim Ellis Freeway Park is Seattle’s largest downtown public space. The 5.2 acre park opened on July 4th, 1976, bridging Seattle’s Downtown and First Hill neighborhoods after they were severed by the construction of I5. Designed by Lawrence Halprin and Angela Danadjieva, it is widely considered a masterwork of a modernist master and a precedent setting park that single-handedly defined a new land-use typology for American cities.

Events

Our team is thinking up ways to safely continue our programs and events during the pandemic. Now's a great time to do something new in the park: embrace the outdoors as your classroom, walk your furry friend, catch up on that reading list, or have a distanced walking meeting. A lot has changed in 2020; Freeway Park remains a place of respite, exploration and wonder!
Upcoming Events

Events

The Freeway Park Association works with a coalition of partners to bring creative and fun programming to the Park through all four seasons. All of our programs are free, open to the public and are located in the Main Plaza at 6th Ave and Seneca St unless otherwise noted in the event details.
What's Happening in the Park

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Become a Steward of Freeway Park
There are many ways to help support Freeway Park and the work of the Freeway Park Association
Become a Member or a Volunteer
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