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Waterfront Park

Seattle Tourist Attractions--Parks

Between Piers 57 and 58

 

Waterfront Park

 

Looking North Toward the Seattle Aquarium

 

Waterfront Park is a 4.8 acre public park sited on a site of significant importance to Seattle.  It was on this site that the ship S.S. Portland landed in July of 1987 bearing its legendary "ton of gold" from the Klondike.  In fact, the ship actually bore almost two tons of gold worth almost $100,000,000 in 2011 dollars.   The rest, they say, is history. Seattle would never be the same.

As is typical of any park built by Seattle Parks and Recreation, this one is done well.  It has lots of room for walking around, looking out at Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, enjoying a picnic, resting your feet, and checking out ships plying the waters.  It has a lovely sculpture Waterfront Fountain.  The Seattle Aquarium is adjacent to the northern edge of this park.

 

 

 

Waterfront Park Vista

 

Vista of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains

 

Olympic Mountains

 

Vista of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains

 

 

Waterfront Park

 

 

Historical Marker in the Waterfront Park

 

 

Waterfront Park

The Sculpture "Waterfront Fountain"

 

 Please click here to go to the Seattle Parks official web information page for Waterfront Park.

 

 

 

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