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Pratt Park

 
Address: 1800 S Main St, 98144 (Map It)
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(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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PARK FEATURES

HOURS

6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

Picnic tables and benches on asphalt give a narrow view of the Olympics, while an exciting play area nearly empties the nearby apartments of kids in the evenings. Older kids flock to the nearby basketball pavilion in fair weather. East of the apartment complex, a large grassy area has six picnic tables, each with a barbecue stand and shady trees, plus lots of room to run around in an open field.

(Excerpt from "Enjoying Seattle's Parks" by Brandt Morgan)

Acreage: 5.6

HISTORY

Pratt Park was first purchased by the City in 1958 as part of the grounds for Washington Junior High School. In 1966 it became the site for a park and low-income housing project. The park was named after Edwin T. Pratt in 1976. Pratt was a community leader and a founder of the Central Area Motivation Program and the Seattle Opportunities Industrialization Center. Pratt was assassinated in the doorway of his own home in 1969.

(Excerpted from Brandt Morgan's Enjoying Seattle's Parks)

To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.

DIRECTIONS

BY BUS

> Plan a trip to Pratt Park

Trip Planner brought to you by King County Metro Transit

BY CAR

From I-5 Northbound

  • Take the DEARBORN ST. exit. (164A)
  • Turn RIGHT onto S DEARBORN ST
  • Turn LEFT on 18TH AVE S
  • Pratt Park will be on your right (approx 1/4 miles)

From I-5 Southbound

  • Take EXIT 165A toward JAMES ST
  • Stay straight to go onto 6TH AVE S.
  • Turn LEFT onto S JACKSON ST.
  • Turn LEFT onto 19TH AVE S.
  • 19th comes to a T at Pratt Park


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Photo courtesy of the Outdoor Opportunities program.


Photo courtesy of the Outdoor Opportunities program.


Photo courtesy of the Outdoor Opportunities program.






Photo courtesy of the Outdoor Opportunities program.



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