On a dramatic expanse facing Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle features massive works of art by influential modern artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Beverly Pepper, Tony Smith, and Richard Serra. In addition to the art, visitors enjoy walking and biking paths, a pocket beach, and picnic areas.
Olympic Sculpture Park comprises Seattle’s largest green space, covering nine acres of waterfront close to downtown. The park includes permanent works by some of the most influential artists of the past half-century and in summer hosts temporary exhibits.
More than just an art exhibit, Olympic Sculpture Park attracts locals and visitors who come for a stroll, to ride a bike, take in the view, or to attend the festivals, activities, and public performances held here year-round. The park sits on a former industrial site, and extensive rehabilitation efforts include salmon habitat restoration, beach restoration, native flora planting, and rainwater catchment.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Olympic Sculpture Park is open 365 days a year and is free to enter.
- The park offers free, 60-minute tours throughout the year.
- The park is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Olympic Sculpture Park is located in 2901 Western Avenue, in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Visitors can access the park via bike, by car, or by Seattle city bus numbers 2, 3, 8, and 14.
When to Get There
Olympic Sculpture Park opens daily 30 minutes before sunrise and closes 30 minutes after sunset. It’s at its most beautiful as the sun sets, but that can bring crowds, too. Quieter times are generally in the mornings and midday on weekdays.
Olympic Sculpture Park Events
Summer brings a raft of events to the park. These include artist shows, Saturday yoga and zumba sessions, and Thursday nights with live music and food trucks.