Freeway Park in Seattle was added to the National Register of Historic Places two months ago on December 19th, 2019.
That’s great news and is important for the future of the park, but I have to admit that reading about it gave me an odd feeling. I think of national historic places as being actually old, like buildings from the 1800s.
Freeway Park is still a sorta new park in my mind because I remember it being built when I was a teenager living in Edmonds. If it’s now historic that means I’m getting old!
Love free live music? Love listening to blues and jazz outdoors on a sunny Sunday? If yes, you might want to head to Freeway Park on any of the Sundays from now through August 26th between 2 and 4 pm. There’s even a beer garden if you’re inclined to imbibe. See details here.
It’s difficult for me to believe, but it’s been forty years since Freeway Park in Seattle opened to the public. I was a teenager living in Edmonds at the time, and I remember thinking it was such a cool and creative way to bring green into the middle of the city.
Freeway Park was the first park in the U.S. to lid an interstate, and was an impressive feat of engineering.