Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle
The grass is always green now at this former petroleum transfer facility, the views are always interesting, and the varied sculpture collection can be counted on to stimulate the imagination.
On the bridge over the railroad tracks a glass walled walkway transforms the landscape, both above and below.
SEATTLE CLOUD COVER
In the distance is Seattle’s skyline exclamation, the Space Needle. A huge Calder dominates the zigzag path through the park.
It’s free, so coming here to walk your dog makes sense, and once the clouds blow over, the Olympic Mountains will grace the view. Native trees and plants were used extensively in landscaping the nine acre, low maintenance, no pesticide park. Rolling in the grass is another good idea, but if weather threatens you can duck inside.
A shop, reading materials, snacks, restrooms, and more great views are available at the Paccar Pavilion.
The Serra is my favorite.