Cal Anderson Park, Seattle
Cal Anderson Park is a public park on Seattle, Washington's Capitol Hill that includes Lincoln Reservoir and Bobby Morris Playfield.FeaturesThe north end of the open park features a large mountain-shaped water fountain feeding a shallow texture pool, a reflecting pool, and a wading pool. The south end features the lighted Bobby Morris Playfield. The wading pool operates in the summer months from 12 noon to 7 p.m.Other features: Shelterhouse Plaza Children's play area Caged tennis courts with outdoor lights Basketball courts Dodgeball courtHistoryLincoln Reservoir was begun in 1889, in response to the Great Seattle fire of 1889, and completed in 1901. A parcel just south of it was named Lincoln Park the same year. The famed Olmsted Brothers designed the park, as part of their many works in the Seattle area. In 1908 it was developed as a playfield, and in 1922 its name was changed to Broadway Playfield so as not to duplicate the name of the new Lincoln Park in West Seattle. The playfield was named after Bobby Morris, former King County, Washington auditor, in 1980. Meanwhile, the area around the reservoir had come to be known as Lincoln Reservoir Park. On April 10, 2003, the entire area was designated Cal Anderson Park, after Washington's first openly gay state legislator. Anderson had died in 1995 of AIDS.A visit to Cal Anderson Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Seattle tour planner to plot your vacation.
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This was very close to my Airbnb and was perfect for my dog. It's a nice open space. On the one sunny day I had, I loved sitting in the park by the reflecting pool. more »
Cal Anderson Park is a park located close to the center of Capitol Hill. The light rail is less then 1/2 a block. It's a great place to bring some food and have a picnic on a beautiful spring day like... more »
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