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Belltown Cottage Park

 
Address: 2512 Elliott Ave, 98121 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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PARK FEATURES
  • Historic Landmark
  • P-Patch Community Garden

HOURS

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

ABOUT THE PARK

Belltown Cottage Park is adjacent to the Belltown P-Patch. The three historic cottages in the park formerly hosted writers from the Richard Hugo House's Writers-in-Residence program, however currently there are only 2 writers that remain while the City explores options for maintaining the Park as a Seattle historic site. In the meantime, the open spaces of the park are being maintained completely by the community.

Acreage: 0.21

HISTORY

The City acquired the property for the park in 1998; in 2000, the three historic cottages on the site were designated as Seattle Landmarks. They are the last of 11 homes on the land and represent a residential housing style that dominated the waterfront and Denny Regrade from the 1850s to the 1920s.

The fountain located in what, at the time, was Belltown P-Patch, was installed in 1995 by Myke J. Woodwell shortly after the park’s grand opening. The inspiration for this fountain came from an earlier fountain that Mr. Woodwell had installed at the site. Mr. Woodwell worked with artists from the community to come up with the individual artistic components for the fountain. Louie Raffloer is a local Belltown blacksmith who forged the center sculpture for the fountain as well as the vegetable and critter-themed entry gates to the park. Kaye Kirkpatrick deserves credit for the beautiful colored mosaic tiles for the fountain base, and the steel tree that supports the 55W solar panel that powers the fountain was fabricated by Kevin and Jonathan of 4D Studios.

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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PROJECTS & PLANNING

Pro Parks Levy
- Belltown Cottage restoration



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