Freeway Park is Now on the National Register of Historic Places

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!

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Symphony for Climate Change at Daybreak Star


On Saturday, August 17th a unique outdoor family friendly arts event will be held at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center in Discovery Park. The event will run from 4 pm to 7 pm.

The event includes “Symphony for Climate Change” which is a multimedia symphony created by Seattle composer and conductor Christophe Chagnard, “Earthquake” by Khambatta Dance Company, and family activities.

For details about the event see this link. For details about Daybreak Star see my preview here. I believe this will be held in the same location as the Seafair Powwow, which is in a field on the north side of the Center.


Summer Activities at City Hall Park

Are you a downtown denizen? Or do you need to trek to downtown Seattle for business or pleasure this summer? If so, you might want to stop by City Hall Park at 450 3rd Avenue to participate in various summer weekday activities through August.

Games available weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm.

Food trucks weekdays from 11 am to 2 pm.

Buskers weekdays 12 pm to 6 pm.

Live music concerts on Tuesdays from 12 pm to 1 pm.

Painting in the Park on Thursdays from 4 pm to 6 pm. (Paint on a small canvas for free and take your masterpiece home with you.)

Chess tournaments on Fridays at 12 pm.