First Hill Park
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ABOUT THE PARK
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.
This park’s 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 city’s first area of mansions, which were “swallowed up” by hospitals, clinics, and high-rise apartments.
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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