The Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle is set to open August 27th, 2016. The groundbreaking ceremony was first held in late 2014 after years of planning and bidding from local Seattle contractors. Today, the Jimi Hendrix Park Project is on track to be completed late this summer.
The Jimi Hendrix Park is a joint-venture revitalization project lead by the City of Seattle Parks & Recreation Department, The Jimi Hendrix Foundation, and the Friends of Jimi Hendrix Community Organization. The space originally opened in 2006, and over the years, both Jimi Hendrix non-profits have been raising funds and public support to renovate the park and fulfill the legacy of the man it's named for.
The project was supported by generous donations from the community, and by fund raisers put on by The Jimi Hendrix Foundation and the Friends of Jimi Hendrix Community Organization. In total, over $1.4 million was raised in support of the park.
The park is the first of it's kind to honor the late Rock n' Roll legend and pioneer Jimi Hendrix, who was known for his ground-breaking, psychedelic style. He will now be honored in his hometown of Seattle. The Jimi Hendrix Park is located in the Atlantic neighborhood at 2400 S. Massachusetts St.
The planned park is 2.3 acres, and is adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum. The revamped space will feature elements inspired by the legend and his lyrics, including lyrical stepping stones, rain drums, and a sculpted butterfly garden.
More about the park project, and how you can help, can be found on the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation website.
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