More than $1 million in funding has been raised for Jimi Hendrix Park
Seattle officially broke ground last month on a planned 2.5 acre Jimi Hendrix Park, inspired by the life, legacy and music of Jimi Hendrix.
Seattle Weekly reports after a few delays, much of the park’s construction is set to take place over the course of 2015 and will feature a variety of multi-use features and Hendrix history.
The park, founded in 2006 when the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department renamed a city park in honor the classic axeman, is designed to resemble a psychedelic melting guitar with the guitar’s neck acting as a “timeline pathway” that will serve as a walking history of Hendrix’s life. Other construction planned include a curving “sound wave wall” featuring Hendrix’s likeless, a butterfly garden and a rain garden. Hendrix’s signature is also set to be sandblasted into the side of one of the park’s walls.
This first phase of the park is being dubbed the “Little Wing,” a reference to the Hendrix song of the same name. While over $1 million in funding has been raised by the The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation for the park’s construction, more money is needed to begin the second phase, featuring a stage and a wall that will cast shadows of Hendrix onto it.
Jimi Hendrix Park is located in Seattle’s vibrant Central District, the area where Hendrix grew up, adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum, at 2400 S. Massachusetts Street.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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