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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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  • Very clean and beautiful. You can sit and relax or enjoy lunch. We were able to park right out front of the park. So not too much walking. 
    Very clean and beautiful. You can sit and relax or enjoy lunch. We were able to park right out front of the park. So not too much walking.  more »
  • As a local resident and someone who worked near this locale for 20 years, this is not a destination recommendation but rather if you happen to be nearby, check it out. It’s in a sketch part of town... 
    As a local resident and someone who worked near this locale for 20 years, this is not a destination recommendation but rather if you happen to be nearby, check it out. It’s in a sketch part of town...  more »
  • I can't see why anyone doesn't love this little place. A sparkling green Oasis in the middle of a cement Kingdom. The smell of the fresh water in the air and the Pond lillies can't be matched... 
    I can't see why anyone doesn't love this little place. A sparkling green Oasis in the middle of a cement Kingdom. The smell of the fresh water in the air and the Pond lillies can't be matched...  more »
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  • A hidden gem of serenity. The water drowns out the city and is mesmerizing for the senses. Clean and well cared for. Love.
  • I love this small but beautiful park, it is near Pioneer Square, near the oldest fire station in Seattle. Once you enter the park, take in the calming sound of the waterfall, the cool breeze of the shade trees. You can almost forget you are in the heart of a large city. I always like visiting this park when in downtown Seattle. Plus there are some good places to order food nearby, then take back to the park and eat there in a quiet, cool place. 🌳🌊🌳🌿
  • Beautiful waterfall in the middle of a dirty city. However, it is a waterfall in a cage. Not at all what I expected from the reviews and the pictures. It was also full of homeless people when we visited.
  • I can't see why anyone doesn't love this little place. A sparkling green Oasis in the middle of a cement Kingdom. The smell of the fresh water in the air and the Pond lillies can't be matched anywhere else in the city
  • On your way to baseball, football, soccer game or some other venue? Maybe needing a place to meet or wait for someone? Good morning or afternoon place to spend a few minutes. Places to sit & some tables. Usually see a security person when I've been there. Check & be aware of the times it is open.

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