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First Hill Park

Address: 1201 University St, 98101 (Map It)
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4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


The Seattle Park was completed in the fall of 1978, and ever since has provided people living and working in the neighborhood with a place to make good use of its few benches, flowers, and blades of grass. Brickwork pathways take the visitor past benches, picnic tables, a water fountain, and offers a view down the hill toward downtown Seattle.

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

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This parks name was assumed from the vicinity, being that it is located on the first major hill east of pioneer Seattle. Its highest point (Elev. 356) was at Broadway and James St. It was the citys first area of mansions, which were swallowed up by hospitals, clinics, and high-rise apartments.

One mansion still remaining is the Stimson-Green Mansion located adjacent to the park, and occupied since 1918.

(Edited from the files of Don Sherwood, 1916-1981, Park Historian.)

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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