Baseball/Softball Fields Restrooms Drinking fountains Play Area Art in the Park Soccer Fields Tennis Courts Wading Pools



Cal Anderson is located in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood and is the hub of the community. Cal Anderson Park includes a fountain, texture pool and reflecting pool, promenade paths, landscaping, a shelterhouse, a plaza, a children's play area, a wading pool, a lighted sports field, and a number of oversize chess boards. This open park invites walking, sitting, reading, contemplation, informal sports in the meadow, and organized sports on the athletic field.

For walkers: the circumference of the park on the sidewalks, including Bobby Morris Playfield, is 3,325 lineal feet, or about 2/3 of a mile. An interior loop on gravel paths, using the old concrete gatehouse as the most southern edge and passing the cone water feature to the north, is 1,700 lineal feet, or about 1/3 of a mile.

Current Project

Seattle Parks and Recreation is undertaking a lighting study for improved lighting at Cal Anderson Park. The goal of this project is to define a path forward that both enhances the night-time experience of visitors while preserving the historical character of Cal Anderson Park.
Visit the Cal Anderson Lighting Study project page for additional information.

All-Gender Restroom/Changing Room Study

The All-Gender Restroom/Changing Room Study is complete. The study evaluated best practices used by other jurisdictions and schools to address the need for safer restroom and changing rooms facilities for the transgender and gender non-conforming community. Seattle Parks and Recreation consulted with representatives of the transgender and gender non-conforming community in evaluating the best practices and are moving these recommendations forward in the upcoming  Cal Anderson Park restroom renovation project. The design of the remodel is underway with construction planned for 2017.

Research revealed that direct entry from the public space into toilet stalls greatly increases safety and privacy. The option chosen for the restrooms at Cal Anderson retains the existing exterior architectural character of the building and changes the gendered, multiple stall restrooms into 4 separate direct entry toilet rooms that meet ADA requirements as well as the needs of fathers caring for their daughters, mothers caring for their sons and disabled people who have a caretaker of a different gender assisting them in the restrooms.

Download the study results

Please contact Kelly Goold, Project Manager, at  206-684-0586 or for more information.

Wading Pool

Closed for 2018 season

Reserve your tennis court

Same-day reservations can be made over the phone at (206) 684-4764 or in person. Find out more about how to reserve your space on our tennis court reservations page.

Special Event Spaces

This park has a special event space that you can rent for your next gathering! Learn more on our rentals page.