Construction work on a park honouring the legacy of Jimi Hendrix is likely to begin next month [April, 2015].
The 2.5-acre park is located in open green space adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum in Seattle’s Central District.
After four years of planning and fund-raising,the California-based construction company ERRG, Inc. have won a bid to develop the site into the park.
“The Jimi Hendrix Park is the culmination of years of hard work, collaboration, creative input, and generosity invested in something we all believed in and constructed to commemorate an amazing human being,” says Hendrix’s sister, Janie L. Hendrix, who is also Founder and Director of Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation.
“It is our hope that for generations, it will exist as more than an attraction or point of interest, but a place of homage to one of Seattle‘s own. The landscaping, the artistic design, and the ambience all mimic the vibe of the persona of Jimi, whom this park honours.”
ERRG, Inc. will begin work in April on Phase 1 of the park development, designated “Little Wing“, will include a new stairway and grand entrance at the southeast corner of the park, paved pathways, a chronological timeline of Hendrix’s life and career, landscaping, seat wall benches, improved fencing, accessible walkways, gardens, a butterfly garden, and a central plaza for community gatherings and performances.
“Little Wing” is expected to open later this year.
Phase 2 is still in fundraising.