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Walking-tour kit

Seattle Times Art Critic Sheila Farr is your guide around the Olympic Sculpture Park.

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Going to the park

Admission: Free

Park hours:
October-April: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
May-September: 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

Park information:
Phone: 206-654-3100
Membership: 206-654-3180

Opening weekend events

A two-day celebration

The park opens publicly Jan. 20. Here's a list of the events.

Getting there and around

The park is at the north end of downtown, bordered by Western Avenue, Broad Street, Bay Street and Elliott Bay.

Streetmap of Olympic Sculpture Park vicinity

Address: 2901 Western Ave., Seattle

Parking: 50 spots of paid parking are available in the Pavilion garage. The entrance is located on Broad Street. Rates range from $6 (0-2 hours) to $22 (all day). Metered parking is available on Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.

Bus routes: Seattle Metro buses that stop within two blocks: 1, 2, 13, 15, 18, 21, 22, 36, 56, 57, 99, 131 and 132.

The making of the park

Interactive historic timeline

The life of a city block | Interactive timeline

Since the Denny Party first crossed Elliott Bay in 1852, the stretch of shoreline that is now home to the Olympic Sculpture Park has gone through almost constant change.

Artist Richard Serra
Serra on "Wake" | Video

Artist Richard Serra discusses his 300-ton steel sculpture.

Virtual Tour of 360 degree views
Virtual tour | 360°

Experience views from the park.

Photo gallery
Art alfresco | Photo gallery

The park in photos

Live webcam of Olympic Sculpture Park
See the park live | Webcam

Watch a live video feed of the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Read about the park

Stunning sculpture park could redefine waterfront

It's not often in the life of a city that its identity transforms. Not just the way a place looks or functions, but the way people perceive it, at home and abroad.

Art Review | A critic's-eye view of the new Olympic Sculpture Park

All the artwork is beautifully sited and the relationships among the pieces were carefully considered. There's enough variety to please a broad swath of people.

Architectural Review | From sculpture to structure

Seattle at last gets a major downtown public space to match its ambitions as a city.

Art Alfresco

How to get extra copies

While supplies last, you can pick up a free copy of The Seattle Times' special section "Art alfresco" beginning Jan. 16 at:

  • The Seattle Times main office, 1120 John St., Seattle. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
  • Seattle Times Eastside News Bureau, 1200 112th Ave. N.E., Suite C-145, Bellevue. 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.
  • The Times of Snohomish County, 1133 164th St. S.W., Suite 101, Lynnwood. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

For a copy by mail, send your request with a check for $2.50, which includes postage and handling, to: The Seattle Times; "Art alfresco"; P.O. Box 1735; Seattle, WA 98111. If you would like to use a credit card for payment, please call 206-464-3113.


Assistant managing editor, features: Carole Carmichael • Section editor: Michele Matassa Flores • Arts & entertainment editor: Doug Kim • Art critic: Sheila Farr • Photographer: Alan Berner • Photo editor: Barbara Kinney • Graphic artist: Michele Lee McMullen • Art director, graphics: Whitney Stensrud • Art director, design: Denise Clifton • Desk editor: Agnes Al-Shibibi • Researchers: Gene Balk, Warren Cornwall • Producer: Robert Hernandez • Designer: Jon Krauss

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