Waterfall Garden Park, Seattle

4.2
#19 of 62 in Parks in Seattle
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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  • We stumbled upon this on our way from the pike place market to the Klondike Goldrush museum and walked through it because it looked neat. And it is. However, don't go out of your way to see this. If y...  more »
  • This was a serendipitous find for us. We were just walking around waiting for a tour and stumbled on it. What a lovely little oasis in the middle of the city. Yes it’s manmade and not very big but it ...  more »
  • We stumbled on this park as we walked thru the Pioneer Sq district. You could easily miss it, but for the sound of rushing water. It’s free to enter and there is security on the gate. It has nice seat...  more »
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  • Stumbled upon this gem when I decided to explore the city a bit more. It was fairly busy when I visited but what can I say? It’s a gorgeous park and packs a big punch for being so small. Perfect place to read, eat lunch, or even have long uninterrupted chit chats. The sound of the waterfall is very soothing as well. Worth visiting if you’re new to the city.
  • Its small, clean and with lots of seating.. beautiful view which makes it a nice little escape from the city. Sat here for a few hours and read our books uninterrupted. I like that they had a "security guard" on watch.. who mostly picked up trash and cleaned tables.. but it made us feel safe and relaxed in a less-than desirable neighbourhood.
  • Free little park perfect for a picnic lunch. It was peaceful with few other people. There little tables and chairs to sit and enjoy a meal or study. The waterfall is nice and there were many flowers to make the place bright, peaceful, and happy.
  • This is one of my favorite little spots to take in lunch downtown. Beauty in the middle of the city. The waterfall drowns out the noisy bustling city traffic and you can just relax with a picnic lunch. The tables are even covered so come rain or shine. It's incredible. Grab a Salumi sandwich nearby, or some soup and bread from Grand Central baking. All good.
  • Nice place to happen upon if you're just walking by. also great if you're looking for a nice little spot to stop and have lunch. Beautiful waterfall, very peaceful place.
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