Art in the Park Drinking fountains


Prefontaine Place is a small park with a fountain, across the street from City Hall Park.

Prefontaine Place was originally known as Yesler Triangle and was deeded by Yesler to the city of a library. However, the library board found the triangle to be too small for its purposes and deeded to land to the city in 1912. In 1925, the city chose to build a small park, funded with $5,000 left to the city "for a fountain in a public square" by Father Prefontaine, founder of the first Catholic Church in the area.

Temporary Park Closure

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) will be fencing off Prefontaine Place (425 3rd Ave.) for approximately four to six weeks for maintenance work. Read more about this closure on our Parkways Blog.