Trip Planner:   USA  /  Washington State  /  Seattle  /  Parks  /  Victor Steinbrueck Park

Victor Steinbrueck Park, Seattle

2.0
#32 of 35 in Parks in Seattle
Nature / Park
Victor Steinbrueck Park is a 0.8 acre (3,000 m²) park overlooking Elliott Bay from Downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. Located just northwest of Pike Place Market, between Western Avenue and the Alaskan Way Viaduct at the foot of Virginia Street, the park overlaps the former site of the Washington National Guard Armory, built c. 1909, damaged by fire in 1962 during an era where the future of the Market itself was a contentious issue, and torn down in 1968.Seattle architect Victor Steinbrueck, who was instrumental in the preservation of Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square, wrote of this location in 1968, "One of the grandest downtown lookout places is at Western Avenue where it meets Pike Place and Virginia Street. It has been neglected by the city and its possibilities for enjoyment are ignored except by a few habitués and passing pedestrians." Steinbrueck was strongly opposed to the demolition of the armory. "Buildings like this," he wrote, "(and there are very few) offer an irreplaceable tie with the past as well as adding variety and interest to new surroundings. Restoration is not at all impossible or difficult for sympathetic designers. Others can always find practical reasons for destruction."
By using our Seattle trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Victor Steinbrueck Park and other attractions in Seattle.
Source
Create an itinerary including Victor Steinbrueck Park
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
39 reviews
Google
3.9
TripAdvisor
  • This park is really not a destination but one you might pass by walking up or down the water front. Has a nice totem pole you can see from the street.  more »
  • Not a good experience for us. A great park in a great location next to Pike Place Market but filled with more than 50-60 homeless people begging for money and a few addicts as well. It was dirty and n...  more »
  • We passed by this park for 4 consecutive days while on our way to the public market. They have a totem pole and some other public art which are interesting. The view of the water and the lawn were rea...  more »
Google
  • Great views of Seattle! There was a diverse crowd enjoying a peaceful Sat. afternoon together at this location during my visit. A family shared bubbles with my son there and Pike Place Market is close.
  • This is a nice place to relax or picnic. We spent about an hour here chilling. It was a lovely day to lay back and nap. It's also good for people-watching. Very centrally located with access to public restrooms, food, snacks, coffee etc. Probably not as fun in the rain, so watch the weather report.
  • Nice vantage point with Pike Place Fish Market nearby. Also near some good (and expensive) restaurants, and a great place to meet lots of tourists. Quite a few homeless people and crazies though.
  • Sweet totem. Nice little Park. The sun was out. So we're the people.
  • The views are spectacular it's absolutely just a gorgeous breathtaking View especially if you there when one of the cruise ships pools in. As a reminder I didn't know this but it is a no smoking in the park area. I was allowed to smoke on the exterior benches next to the sidewalk just isn't polite FYI.

Plan your trip to Seattle

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Seattle

Famous for its architecture, Seattle's downtown area features a range of lodging options, including high-end hotels offering expensive rooms with views over Elliott Bay. Remember that despite their prices, many hotels in this waterfront district provide rather small rooms. If you need more space but don't want to break the bank, head out of downtown to some of the city's outlying neighborhoods. Seattle's diverse suburbs offer affordable bed and breakfasts, providing you with all the comforts of home and allowing you to see what local life is really like.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Seattle by other users

4 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Western US BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in San Francisco & Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States, Asia, South Pacific, South America & Caribbean BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM CANADA August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Seattle & Wenatchee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Seattle BY A USER FROM INDONESIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Seattle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans