See the Plans for Seattle's Guitar-Shaped Jimi Hendrix Park


For people who love public parks and famous musicians who died at 27 of drug-related causes, Washington is about to become the nation’s #1 tourist destination. Over the summer, we learned that Kurt Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen, WA would be naming a park (but not a bridge) after him. And now, we’re getting our first glimpse at the plan for Seattle’s Jimi Hendrix Park, a 2.5-acre expanse that will include “lyrical stepping stones, rain drums, a sculpted butterfly garden, performance area, sound garden and a green space.” The guitar-shaped park, which includes a fairly awesome fretboard bridge, is slated to open in 2012, to coincide with what would have been Hendrix’s 70th birthday.

[via Prefix]