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Hitt's Hill Park

Address: 5234 37th Ave S, 98118 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


Hitts Hill is a 3.2-acre wooded hilltop on the southwest end of Columbia City that was once home to the Hitts Fireworks factory.

Acreage: 3.15


Thomas Gabriel Hitt founded the Hitt Brothers Firework Company on the hill in about 1905. From the top of the hill, it is possible to view Lake Washington, downtown Seattle and the Rainier Valley. The family-run fireworks company is credited with creating pyrotechnics for the movie Gone With the Wind, as well as providing fireworks for shows at Green Lake and Ivars Fourth of July celebrations through the 1970s.

The areas that contained materials left over from the old Hitts Fireworks factory site were remediated in 2001-2002, shortly after the property was acquired by the Parks

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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- Hitt's Hill Vegetation Management Plan

Hitt Brothers Firework Company

The old sign from the Hitt Fireworks Company. With help from Friends of Hitts Hill, the park opened to the public in 2003.

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