Seattle native Jimi Hendrix helped usher Rock into the psychedelic age and area residents are very proud of his legacy. Now, Seattle has a park named in his honor. Jimi Hendrix Park, located next to the Northwest African American Museum in the Central District, opened this month.
Perhaps, by design, the opening came on the 50th anniversary of the Monterey Pop Festively where Hendrix famously set his guitar on fire. This summer also marks the 50th anniversary of another counter-culture event, The Summer Of Love.
Visitors can find the Hendrix Park at 2400 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144. I plan to visit soon.