Olympic Sculpture Park

Sculpture, Art Museum, Art Gallery
2901 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 654-3100


  • Olympic Sculpture Park rises at the edge of Elliott Bay. It's a cunning use of 9 formerly industrial acres, with works by about a dozen artists.
  • Look at the big metal.
  • An impressive sculpture garden featuring art from the SAMs collection. Stroll through in late afternoon, then stay to enjoy the sunset. Open 365 days a year and always free.
  • Catch a view of a gorgeous sunset!
  • The Father & Son fountain is on a 24-hour timer that raises the level of the water to obscure certain parts at various times. Youre in a WiMAX hotspot, so discover some interesting facts of your own!
  • Awesome place to come eat your lunch, watch the people and barges go by.
  • go see the sculpture park and explain to a kid what the hell a typewriter eraser is in front of the enormous version by Claes Oldenburg
  • The park boasts a collection of sculptures by artists such as Richard Serra and Ellsworth Kelly, but the sweeping views of the bay and the Space Needle are equally worth the visit.
  • One of the nicer chill spots in the busy city. Sunny weekend? Go out, grab a book (or Kindle/iPad) and spend the afternoon reading in the grass overlooking Puget Sound.
  • The 3rd weekend in Aug is Seattle Hempfest. Bicyclist's please remember to dismount during the event. www.hempfest.org for info!
  • View the sculpture collection and stare open-mouthed at the dramatic natural beauty of this award-winning park, set against the stunning vistas of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. #seemoresights
  • A former nine-acre industrial site transformed into a green, open space for art. Look towards the Olympic mountains for massive beauty, or the Puget sound for serene mediation.
  • Take a date here for your first kiss.
  • Nice place for a stroll, especially after getting dumped the day before and you have two more days before your flight leaves.
  • A peaceful, unique outdoor spot run by the Seattle Art Museum, featuring works by Louise Bourgeois and Alexander Calder.
  • On a sunny day, make a sunset visit to the sculpture park. After you've soaked up the great art, walk to the Boat Street Cafe and soak up great food and conviviality.
  • Go after dark. See if you can incur the full 'good security guard/bad security guard' response.
  • Beautiful park anytime of day.
  • Lots of interesting sculptures to view while going for a walk/run
  • gorgeous park. on a clear day around sunset, sit on the mary shirley memorial bench (called "Mary's Invitation") and enjoy the park she supported.

Nearby places

400 Broad St
3130 Alaskan Way W
85 Pike St (at Pine St)