Jimi Hendrix Park Closer to Reality in Seattle

Jimi Hendrix Park Closer to Reality in Seattle

Seattle organizers announced this past Thursday that the city is one step closer to completing Jimi Hendrix Park, located in Seattle’s Central District. EERG, Inc. will lead the project to build the 2.5-acre park. The construction is scheduled to begin in April with phase one of the project, appropriately titled “Little Wing,” to open this fall.

Since 2012, non-profit groups named in Hendrix’s honor have raised more than $1.4 million to finance the park, according to Billboard. Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister, helms the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation and said in a statement:

“It is our hope that for generations, [the park] will exist as more than an attraction or point of interest, but as a place of homage to one of Seattle’s own.”

Among the amenities in the park include a timeline of Hendrix’s life and career, a central plaza for performances and more. Phase two will add a “shadow wave wall” depicting silhouette images of the guitarist. That phase is currently in the fundraising stage. For information on how to donate to the project, visit the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation’s website.

Jimi Hendrix Park is located at 2400 S. Massachusetts Street in Seattle, WA (98144) in Seattle’s culturally diverse Central District. Current site layout (as of October 2013) is shown below.

“The Jimi Hendrix Park is the culmination of years of hard work, collaboration, creative input, and generosity invested in something we all believed in and constructed to commemorate an amazing human being,” It is our hope that for generations, it will exist as more than an attraction or point of interest, but a place of homage to one of Seattle’s own. The landscaping, the artistic design, and the ambience all mimic the vibe of the persona of Jimi, whom this park honors.” – Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister and the founder and director of the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation, said in a statement.

 

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