Myrtle Edwards Park (Seattle)

Myrtle Edwards Park

Myrtle Edwards Park in Seattle, Washington is a 4.8 acre (19,000 m²) public park along the Elliott Bay waterfront north of Belltown. It features a 1.25 mile long bicycle and walking path and is a good place to see puffins, eagles, gulls, and crows.

The park's original name was Elliott Bay Park, but was renamed after the late city councilwoman Myrtle Edwards in 1976 after her family withdrew her name from what is now Gas Works Park. From 1964 until 2005 the park was the site of the annual Fourth of Jul-Ivar's celebration--one of Seattle's large Fourth of July fireworks shows.

Despite recent construction by the Seattle Art Museum making it a less attractive place to hold large events, Myrtle Edwards Park continues to host many, such as Seattle Hempfest.

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