Waterfall Garden Park, Seattle

4.2
#19 of 63 in Parks in Seattle
Visit a Japanese garden right in the heart of old Seattle at Waterfall Garden Park, a park created by Masao Kinoshita. Following traditional Japanese design, Kinoshita added one thing: waterfalls. Stroll the grounds and let the numerous surrounding falls lull you with their surreal mountain setting. This attraction once housed the original United Parcel Service office, until it was moved in 1977. Consider bringing a picnic and enjoying a snack at one of the cafe-style tables. Plan to see Waterfall Garden Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Seattle online attractions planner.
Create an itinerary including Waterfall Garden Park
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Waterfall Garden Park Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
239 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • What's more soothing that the sound of running water and the scent of blooming flowers? There are chairs for people to sit around and contemplate the surrounding as well. Surprisingly, it's also the.....  more »
  • The Waterfall park in the Seattle is a must visit if you’re near Pioneer Square. It’s easy to find and somewhat unexpected considering where you are  more »
Google
  • So beautiful and serene. My boyfriend, our dog and I go get bubble tea from Seattle Best Tea, then get a pastry from the 85° Bakery, and go to the waterfall park and eat&drink everything there and just enjoy how peaceful it is. There is a security guard there, so no hoodlums hangout there, and it's a safe place to take a family or friends and feel like you're in the middle of nature, right in the city🥰🥰
  • Small and semi-hidden but worth the stop. A beautiful respite from the historic urban jungle of Pioneer Square. Doesn't open till 8am but you can peek in before then. The waterfall is off until they open. Easy to miss if you're not looking for it. Take a relaxing break on one of the chairs or bring your lunch.

Plan your trip to Seattle

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Seattle

See all ›
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Seattle

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Seattle

4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Seattle

4.8
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 4 hours

Parks in Seattle

4.7
Duration: 1 hour
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Seattle

4.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min