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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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Nice respite in the center of the homeless area.

Beautiful. Nice respite in the center of the unfortunate homeless area. Has tables and chairs, so bring lunch. The homeless don't bother you, but we want to donate to all of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Southwest Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

but unfortunately, it was already closed for the day by the time I arrived about 5:30 pm. The waterfalls were turned off so no way to judge their beauty or lack of. Not the greatest area of town, either, so judge for yourself whether or not you want to stop by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Beautiful. Nice respite in the center of the unfortunate homeless area. Has tables and chairs, so bring lunch. The homeless don't bother you, but we want to donate to all of them, so it's hard to walk through. Very sad.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Very peaceful, relaxing oasis in Seattle. Was a great place to rest while we waited for the Sounder.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Waterfall Garden in Pioneer Square is a lovely piece of tranquility in a busy city. It was created to honor the men and women of the United Parcel Service and seems to be a popular spot for lunch with people in the area. It is shady and peaceful, with lots of places to sit. The sound from the waterfall... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you're in the area, this park is truly so, so wonderful and peaceful. I had just visited a museum and went on a tour of the underground, but I popped in here for about 20 minutes afterwards. It really is a serene, lovely place within such a busy, often times, harsh urban environment. Whether you're a local or visitor,... More 

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Friedberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The park was founded by UPS and it is an oasis in the middle of the city. All the noise of traffic is gone as you just here the water. In summer it provides shade and invites to relax a bit. It's pretty small but there are chairs and tables. There is also a security guard which is not too... More 

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Jax, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

What an inspiring piece of art. Although small, it provides a serene respite from its surroundings. Ideal for taking a bag lunch here and finding a moment of reflection where needed most. It conjures feelings of civility, humanity, and the potential for oneness of man and nature. I must credit the Casey Foundation on their choice of honoring UPS employees... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Cute little hidden park near Pioneer Square. It does have gates and closes a bit early. Great for eating lunch at on a hot day as the spray feels great and the shade is nice and cool.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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