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Prefontaine Place

 
Address: Yesler Way & 3rd Ave, 98104 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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PARK FEATURES
  • Decorative Fountain

HOURS

6 a.m. - 10 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

Prefontaine Place is a small park with a fountain, across the street from City Hall Park.

Acreage: 0.1

HISTORY

Prefontaine Place was orginally known as Yesler Triangle and was deeded by Yesler to the city of a library. However, the library board found the triange to be too small for its purposes and deeded to land to the city in 1912. In 1925, the city chose to build a small park, funded with $5,000 left to the city "for a fountain in a public square" by Father Prefontaine, founder of the first Catholic Church in the area.

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

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