Bhy Kracke Park
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4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE PARK
This unusual park, neatly sandwiched into a steep residential area, makes ingenious use of "difficult" space. From the sloping hillside you have a great view of the central city, Lake Union, the freeway, and Capitol Hill, with benches, bike rack, and drinking fountain provided if you want to stay and gaze a while. Then you can walk down the steep, ivied hill - passing azaleas, rhododendrons, and more surprise views - to a patch of grass with a play area for kids and a pergola for parents. (Excerpted from Brandt Morgan's Enjoying Seattle's Parks)Acreage: 1.5
“By-cracky, Huck! We done named a park in Seattle!” So Tom Sawyer might have exclaimed to his friend, Huckleberry Finn. Dictionaries of Vernacular and Slang indicate that this expression was widely popular by 1888. One such fan was Werner H. Kracke; it became his favorite expression of surprise or delight. “He was a ‘by-cracky’ person” said J. A. Mitchener (WAC) and it became his nickname, although he spelled it “Bhy” or “Bye”.
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PROJECTS & PLANNING
Parks & Green Spaces Levy
Vegetation Management Plan