Waterfall Garden Park, Seattle

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Visit a Japanese garden right in the heart of old Seattle at Waterfall Garden Park, a park created by Masao Kinoshita. Following traditional Japanese design, Kinoshita added one thing: waterfalls. Stroll the grounds and let the numerous surrounding falls lull you with their surreal mountain setting. This attraction once housed the original United Parcel Service office, until it was moved in 1977. Consider bringing a picnic and enjoying a snack at one of the cafe-style tables. Plan to see Waterfall Garden Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Seattle online attractions planner .
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  • Amidst the hustle and bustle (and bums and drug dealers) of Seattle sits tiny little Waterfall Garden Park. The original home office of United Parcel Service. It's a quick hike from 1st Ave. S. (Pione...  more »
  • Love love love this place. I make it a point to stop by and just relax... Hidden away and rarely seen.. Just my kinda place  more »
  • Great place to see an amazing waterfall up close. Have an amazing restaurant. Which has spectacular views. Highly recommend  more »
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  • I got to marry my friend to her husband at this park. The photos are really kickass. Theres always a security guard posted so Ive never personally witnessed anything shady happen here. This place is perfect to have lunch at if you work in Pioneer Square like I do.
  • I first visited this small waterfall park in the late 1970's. The ionization of the water vapors are refreshingly invigorating in the midst of an urban landscape. I found it very insightful that a hugely successful business like UPS could have begun at this Seattle location with a simple idea, "A fast reliable small parcel delivery service." ***ALSO, please someone correct the Google intro. comments. It's a monument to the people of UPS and not the USPS.
  • This is an amazing little park. Go get lunch somewhere as take-out and bring it to this park to eat. It is refreshing and you will forget how you are to the city
  • Hidden gem in Pioneer Square. Great photo op. While in the area check out Elm Street Coffee and Occidental Square
  • Love it. So retro, and calm. Great place to eat your lunch, or take a nap, or just clear your head.

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