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Kerry Park

211 W Highland Dr, Seattle, Washington 98119 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Fri 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms

“A gift to the city”

Kerry Park is a 1.26 acres (0.51 ha) park on the south slope of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Washington, located at the corner of 2nd Avenue W. and W. Highland Drive. According to a plaque on a wall in the park, "Kerry Park [was] given to the City in 1927 by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sperry Kerry, Sr., so that all who stop here may enjoy this view." That view encompasses downtown Seattle, Elliott Bay, the West Seattle peninsula, Bainbridge Island, and Mount Rainier. The park is sometimes incorrectly referred to by local denizens as Highland Park, a reference to Highland Drive, a highly scenic boulevard that borders the north side of the park. Changing Form, a steel sculpture by artist Doris Totten Chase, stands 4.6 meters (15 ft) high in the middle of the park. Since installation in 1971, the sculpture has been popular among photographers using it to frame the Seattle skyline or Mt Rainier, and children crawling around its smooth, black curves. The park was one of the many stops on the finale episode of the third season of Amazing Race. The park was also featured as the opening scene in the 1999 film "10 Things I Hate About You" In addition, Kerry Park is featured on the album cover of the Seattle hardcore band Brotherhood entitled Words Run As Thick As Blood. It is not uncommon for people in the hardcore scene to recreate this picture.

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Reviewed by
dlebu

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  • 1 Helpful
August 31, 2014

One of the best views of Seattle skyline. Highly recommended.

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Kerry Park

211 W Highland Dr
Seattle, Washington
98119 USA

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Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking

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