Waterfall Garden Park
Waterfall Garden Park
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Address
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
How to get there
  • Pioneer Square • 3 min walk
  • King Street Station • 4 min walk
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles253 reviews
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,857 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We were fortunate to stumble across this beautiful park in Pioneer Square purely by chance. Waterfall Garden Park, a private park, was created in 1978. The site is the original United Parcel Service building. The park was designed by Masao Kinoshita. It has been described as "one of the most expensive parks per square foot ever built in the United States", probably because of its small size and the huge volume of water used in the waterfall. Apart from the waterfall, the small park has a Japanese garden with some wonderful plants as well as chairs and tables.
Written November 21, 2023
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jodye625
Duluth, Minnesota, Usa22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Beautiful little waterfall in an unexpected place. The people who live in the area must enjoy the option to be able to sit down and enjoy their lunch in solitude. I would recommend that people of all ages take a minute to check it out if nearby.
Written June 8, 2024
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Alec D
Seattle, WA2,603 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Waterfall park in the Seattle is a must visit if you’re near Pioneer Square. It’s easy to find and somewhat unexpected considering where you are
Written January 12, 2020
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Eliza
Miami, FL30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
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, stop by here and read a book, sit and reflect, and just enjoy! It's worth it! If you liked this review, I'd like if you clicked the helpful button below! Thanks! <3
Written July 16, 2015
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TerriTraveler
Albuquerque, NM686 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Friends
First, let me say this park is quite small. Some people have been disappointed by this. Second, people have said that the neighborhood the park is in is 'sketchy'. I didn't see this when I visited. The park is actually quite close to several attractions including the Underground Tour, the Smith Tower and Occidental park. It was a little hard to find the park because it is small and it is enclosed by metals bars and a gate.

I liked the park. The small falls are man made but pretty none the less. There is nice foliage all around the falls and nice places to sit if the day is clear. I only spent a few minutes at the park but I thought it was worth the effort to find it and walk to it. It is free. So take a walk, take a lunch, take a few photos and enjoy this hidden gem.
Written November 17, 2013
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hilo88
Honolulu, HI361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
It’s a little hidden area near Occidental Square and not particularly much to it, but we enjoyed it. My 18 month old has a fascination with quick moving water (falls, creeks, rivers, etc) so I thought we should check this out. We walked from Pike’s Market which took a while but it was worth it. He really enjoyed it. It’s a nice peaceful little spot in the city. We hung out for maybe 20 minutes, checked out the different water features, and took some pictures. Worth the time.
Written July 4, 2019
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Bonnieexplores
Georgia48 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
I have a different meaning of the words waterfall and garden. We walked to the location where it was suppose to be located and could not find it. A sightseeing guide came by and told us it was across the street. When we got there it was a waterfall and garden area however.......it was located inside a building and the waterfall was man made not natural. It could have been peaceful but of course there were homeless people inside laying on the rocks smoking pot. Not worth finding or seeing....... There were so many homeless people in the area you could not take a photo without having them in it. This was my second time to Seattle...and thou the city is beautiful the homeless and pot smokers have taken over. It was very sad to see how many young people were on the streets that had not bathed in a long time. Guess this is what happens when you legalize Marijuana. Very sad!
Written September 6, 2014
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k_sheep
BNE, Australia87 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
This was labelled 'Waterfall National Park' on our tourist map. If a 15x15 yard concrete pad with potted plants and a roof is considered a national park, I have serious reservations about the cartographic accuracy.

The only redeeming feature of this artificial monstrosity is that the deafening roar of gallons of duck-poo laden filth cascading down the artifical falls drowns out the sound of the beggers at each entrance (and also your partner attempting to ask whether it's time to leave).

The cigarette smoke lingering inside from the butts of a thousand tourists walking through only adds to the 'natural charm' of this downtown gem.

Highly recommended (that you go elsewhere).
Written April 5, 2013
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Allie K
San Diego, CA1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
When I saw the photos and the reviews for this place I was completely excited. My partner and I walked to the historic section to look and around and find this "beautiful" and "relaxing oasis". First this is a tiny little caged area where a little stream of water is displayed, second this is located where all the homeless people are, they are not afraid to come up to you, so no I was not very relaxed. I was NOT impressed, and cannot believe this ranks so high on the list when there are so many actual beautiful things to experience in the city.
Written November 27, 2012
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acloves2travel
Long Island City, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The only place I heard anything about the waterfall garden was on trip advisor which seems a shame. No one I talked to in Seattle knew anything about it, but this place is wonderful. It is a beautiful Kannada waterfall right near pioneer square. It is blocked from view mostly by large walls of cement blocks and gates. There are a number of chairs and tables around. Get there early because it does close. We were fortunate enough to enjoy the inside and only saw from the outside.
Written June 11, 2011
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