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Developed and operated by the Seattle Art Museum, Olympic Structure Park offers the city an opportunity to explore 9-acres of outdoor sculptures and a public beach—all for free. The waterfront park is actually Seattle's largest green space. Many locals state that the park is a great place to decompress and unwind, describing it more like a sanctuary in addition to an outdoor sculpture park. The location of Olympic Structure Park also provides spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Elliott Bay. On weekends, many people recommend getting a coffee from Landscapes Cafe to sip while walking around the park.
The Seattle Art Museum has a strong passion for bringing art and culture to the community. Therefore, the organization offers free public art tours with various themes discussed throughout the year. Visitors and art lovers who want a more in-depth experience can take the 60-minute tour. Topics include site history, landscape design, and learning about the various sculptures located within the park's dynamic spaces. This is the best way to learn more about the featured artists and their work located inside the park.
Olympic Structure Park is free and accessible 365 days a year. The park opens 30 minutes before sunset and closes 30 minutes after sunset. The Landscape Cafe is open Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many tourists pair their visit to Olympic Structure Park with Pike Place Market, which is located about one mile away by foot. Cover image courtesy of Pixabay.