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Waterfall Garden Park

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Address: 219 Second Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206 624-6096
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oasis of solitude

a resident pointed this place out to us - and I was very glad he did. it's a cool ( literally ) place in the middle of over rated pioneer square. a good place to eat a bag lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Caveat - I live near here and I'm a landscape architect. This tiny "pocket park" is based on the same concept as New York's Paley Park. In a noisy urban setting you can create a sense of peace a privacy with the sound of falling water. It was designed by Masao Kinoshita of Sasaki Associates in 1978. It's a great... More 

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nola
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70 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

a resident pointed this place out to us - and I was very glad he did. it's a cool ( literally ) place in the middle of over rated pioneer square. a good place to eat a bag lunch or read a book or forget you're in the middle of a city. we liked it so much we went back... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

What an awesome place to visit. The space is fairly small, but man..a man made waterfall in the middle of the city you know it's a must see. There's a parking lot next to the venue where you pay or just park and take a few shots really quickly then leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Very small park in an unexpected place with a big waterfall. Gorgeous flowers throughout and tables to eat your lunch at, also rest room's. Hidden behind a wall of lattice work right in Pioneer Square...a free relaxing place to go and take some beautiful pictures!

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Hoffman Estates
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105 reviews 105 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This would be a great place to go eat lunch if I lived in the area. It's got a lot of wow packed into it's tiny little space. It's about the size of a typical downtown building so it's not very big. But the waterfall is lovely and there are some very nice plant specimens tucked all over.

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Sooke, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I had reviewed places to visit and sights to see before going to Seattle on a 3 day trip. I did not see this on any information, yet, in the middle of a warm and tiring day of walking around we found this little oasis. It was cool, relaxing and beautiful. There were only a couple other people there relaxing... More 

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Oklahoma
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246 reviews 246 reviews
139 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This tiny corner park is tucked away. If you don't know where it is (Pioneer Square area), you wouldn't know it was there until you were there! Great place for a little lunch, snack or break retreat.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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212 reviews 212 reviews
96 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have visited this garden on each of our trips to Seattle (6-8?). It's nice to find such a tiny spot that seems so protected from the city surrounding it. It's walled in so that it's not easy to find, but I think all the lovelier for that. It's a great place to sit quietly, listening to the sound of... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We made a special trip to pioneer square (very sketchy area of town) to see the waterfall garden. The water was not flowing and the area was tiny. I expected an oasis and experienced a tiny corner with random rocks.

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Sammamish, WA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Waterfall Garden park, in Pioneer Square is a hidden gem in the Seattle parks system. Adjacent to the UPS building in Pioneer Square it is a pleasant place to spend a few minutes or perhaps lunch at one of sidewalk style cafe tables in this secluded garden. The small park, perhaps 60' by 80' and surrounded by an iron fence... More 

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