Parsons Gardens Park

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Parsons Gardens Park (also called Parsons Memorial Garden[1]) is a 0.4-acre (0.16 ha) city park in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. It was called by Fodors a "a prim urban oasis",[2] and by another guide a "secret garden for non-tourists".[3] The park sits at one end of West Highland Drive, across the street from Betty Bowen Viewpoint and not far from better-known Kerry Park.[4][5][6]

According to the city Parks Department and city guides by Lonely Planet and others, the location is popular for summer weddings.[7][8]

The park is a designated City of Seattle landmark.[1][9]

The location was previously the private garden of the home of Reginald and Maude Parsons since 1905. In 1956 their children donated the property to the city.[10]


  1. ^ a b Official city landmarks, City of Seattle, retrieved 2015-02-17
  2. ^ Fodor's Pacific Northwest, Fodors, 2002, p. 169, ISBN 9780676901504
  3. ^ Not For Tourists Guide to Seattle 2016, Skyhorse, 2015, ISBN 9781510700253
  4. ^ Scott Rutherford (2003), Insight Guide Seattle, APA, p. 150, ISBN 9789812349576
  5. ^ Jake Jaramillo, Cathy Jaramillo (2012), Seattle Stairway Walks: An Up-and-Down Guide to City Neighborhoods, Mountaineers Books, p. 132, ISBN 9781594856785CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  6. ^ Archie Satterfield (1994), The Seattle guidebook, Globe Pequot Press, ISBN 9781564404022
  7. ^ Brendan Sainsbury, Celeste Brash (2014), Lonely Planet Seattle, Lonely Planet, ISBN 9781743218273CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  8. ^ Jo Brown (1997), Romantic Days and Nights in Seattle: Intimate Escapes in the Emerald City, Globe Pequot, p. 127, ISBN 9780762700370
  9. ^ Walt Crowley, Paul Dorpat, National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States (1998), National Trust Guide Seattle: America's Guide for Architecture and History Travelers, John Wiley & Sons, p. 251, ISBN 9780471180449CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  10. ^ David Wilma (April 18, 2001), Seattle Landmarks: Parsons Memorial Gardens (1905), HistoryLink

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Coordinates: 47°37′48″N 122°21′58″W / 47.630°N 122.366°W / 47.630; -122.366