Freeway Park is a little spot in the middle of Seattle that often goes unnoticed. Unless you work or live nearby you might never venture to this park built over I-5 in downtown Seattle. We were itching to get outside last week when it was warm and sunny for one of the first times in a long time in Seattle and discovered it is actually a nice slice of quiet in a city full of construction and noise.
The park is a little difficult to actually enter. We had to plug it into GPS and navigate to an entrance off 7th Ave, near Town Hall. When we go back we will definitely opt for the 6th and Seneca entrance, which looks a bit like a courtyard for the federal building, but don't worry, keep walking east and you'll find the park!
Our favorite discovery was Canyon, a giant concrete structure that was built to muffle the noise from the interstate and give visitors something to climb and explore, just like if they were in a natural canyon.
Disclaimer: This park is a tad dirty. It serves as one of the only spots in the area for people with dogs to get some grass, so watch your step, and at night many of the city's homeless sleep here, so there is some trash and debris as well.
If you can ignore some candy wrappers and enjoy creative and functional art, this is a great spot to check out and explore. We will definitely be using this as a workday escape. With the tables and chairs in the courtyard area it makes for a great place to enjoy your lunch in the sunshine and the long stretch of pathways are great to stretch your legs for a mid-day break.