700 Seneca Street (downtown) Street
View of the Park's Ellis Plaza adjacent to the Convention Center
Freeway Park Playing in the Park
Park information kiosk
This 4.5 acre park was built in 1976 and it was the first U.S. park designed to span a freeway (I-5) . The Park features retaining walls, walking paths, a fountain, and a variety of ornamental trees, shrubs, and annuals. This park was constructed to serve as a partial "lid" over I-5. The Washington State Convention and Trade Center was designed and built in 1988 to integrate with the Park. The glass top of the building seems to flow into the Park. The Ellis Plaza features a display of lovely basalt rocks.
A visit to this unusual park and the Convention Center is well worth your time. Photographers should enjoy the delightful views in this park as well as the spectacular architecture of the Convention Center.
Please click here to go to the Seattle Parks and Recreation web page for Freeway Park.
The sculpture Seattle George Monument
A walking trail in the park
Spring flowers in the park