Solace in Seattle: Denny Park

Along the boundary where Belltown meets South Lake Union lies a beautiful oasis of lush green grass, tall trees, and relative quiet. It's called Denny Park. One of the unique characteristics of this park is that it is accessible via multiple (I believe six in total) entrances. The park is framed by Dexter Avenue, Denny Way, 9th Avenue and John Street. Denny Park is the perfect place to sit and relax amidst the chaos that is Denny Way.
The park's history dates back to the late 1800's. The land was donated by pioneer David Thomas Denny and his wife, Louisa Boren. It was originally dedicated as a cemetery, and later converted to a public park. You can learn more about the background of Denny Park here. According to HistoryLink.org, David Denny was active in politics, real estate development, and civil rights. To read more about Denny, visit this link.Are there any spots where you go to find peace amidst the bustle of the city? Where do you find your solace in Seattle?

2 comments:

Munan said...

My wife and I were married at Gasworks Park, so you will usually find us there, either on the hill where we gave our vows, or down on the water maybe eating a burger from Dick's.

Around the Sound: Seattle said...

How nice! I have not been up to Gasworks Park yet, but I have heard it is beautiful.