Comprising the area from Pier 57 to Pier 59, this park is lined with lamps, benches, and high, curving railings. From either of two pink metal viewing platforms, reached both by stairs and a wheelchair-accessible ramp, you can enjoy excellent views of the city skyline, the waterfront, the ships in drydock, container cranes, the West Seattle Bridge, Magnolia Bluff, Blake Island, Bainbridge, and, on a clear day, the Olympic Mountains. Occasionally you may even see a seal. Four coin-operated telescopes on the sidewalk offer view assistance.
At the north end of the park, nearest the Seattle Aquarium, are benches, picnic tables, and some trees in planters. Waterfront Fountain and its surrounding stairs and walls break up the space into interesting places to linger and enjoy your lunch. Waterfront Fountain is made of cast and welded bronze shaped in cubical structures. The sculpture was begin by James FitzGerald and, in collaboration with the sculptor's widow, Margaret Tompkins, was completed by Terry Copple.
This park is currently impacted by construction on the Seawall replacement project, Alaska Way Viaduct replacement project, and other waterfront projects. Please visit www.waterfrontseattle.org for more information about these projects.