12th Ave Square Park Grand Opening Celebration, April 14

On Thursday April 14, the Seattle Parks and Recreation and 12th Avenue Stewards will officially hold the grand opening of 12th Ave Square Park, designed by Hewitt Architects and local artist Ellen Sollod. The park, nestled on the border of Capitol Hill and Central District, is what’s known as a woonerf (VONE-erf; it’s Dutch for “living yard”)–a half-park, half-street space that gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists, allowing them to avoid a traffic-heavy thoroughfare. The celebration is concurrent with this month’s Capitol Hill Art Walk. Naomi Wachira, winner of Seattle Weekly’s 2013 “Best Folk Singer,” will be headlining the event along with a kick-off performance from a Garfield High Jazz Band trio. 12th Ave Square Park Grand Opening Celebration When: Thursday April 14, 5-7:30pm Where: 12th Ave Square Park (564 12th Ave)