Victor Steinbrueck Park
2001 Western Avenue (the North End of Pike Place Market)
Seattle has several tiny parks that pack a scenic punch. One of these is Victor Steinbrueck Park, a 0.8 acre downtown park adjacent to Pike Place Market. Because of its strategic location, it attracts a lot of Seattleites and visitors looking for a place to take a break.
Here are several of the park features:
- A comfortable grassy knoll that is perfect for picnics and sunbathing
- Picnic tables
- Benches where you can rest tired legs
- Scenic 360 degree views of the Olympic Mountains, the waterfront, Puget Sound, and the Seattle skyline
- Two 50 foot tall totem poles and a decorative wrought iron fence
In warmer weather, the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department maintains an information kiosk in the park.
The park is a great location for photographers. It is an excellent place for people watching and dog watching.
On a visit to the park during Seafair, I saw a Navy band putting on a concert and the grassy knoll was jammed with people enjoying the music.
The park was built in 1982 and it is named for Victor Steinbrueck, a Seattle architect that helped lead the citizen rally to save Pike Place Market from the wrecking ball.
Entrance sign to the park
The park during a Navy band concert
A view from the northwest corner of the park
The grassy lawn of the park
The south end of the park includes picnic tables and a totem pole
A view of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains
View of park benches and a totem pole
Park view including a totem and Puget Sound
View looking south towards the waterfront
View of Pike Place Market and the Seattle skyline
A wrought iron decorative fence
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