Wedged right between the Belltown neighborhood in downtown Seattle and Elliott Bay is the Olympic Sculpture Park, a perfect way to enjoy a beautiful day taking in the awesome natural scenery of Puget Sound and the surrounding mountains, along with some stunning public art works. Best of all, the park is free!
The Olympic Sculpture Park was opened in 2007 by the Seattle Art Museum on a former industrial site. It is now a 9-acre park dotted with some colossal and unique public artwork from world-renowned artists such as Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero and Claes Oldenburg. Even if sculpture isn’t your thing, this is still a great spot to spend an afternoon enjoying the scenery, though there are enough unique sculptures here that I bet at least one will catch your eye.
There is a small cafe on site, if you choose to make it a lunch destination, and don’t miss the adjoining Myrtle Edwards Park which joins the sculpture park and winds right along Seattle’s waterfront.