Occidental Park (Seattle)

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Children playing on the Firefighters' Memorial in the park on the first Thursday in July 2007. First Thursday is the traditional evening for Pioneer Square art gallery openings. Many artists and craftspeople set up for the evening in the park.
Occidental Square in front of the Occidental Hotel on September 27, 1881 during memorial services for U.S. president James A. Garfield

Occidental Park, also referred to as Occidental Square (north of S. Main Street) and Occidental Mall (south of S. Main Street), is a 0.6 acre (2,400 m²) public park located in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle, Washington. Created in 1971, it essentially consists of the Occidental Avenue S. right-of-way between S. Washington and S. Jackson Streets, plus half a city block between S. Main and S. Jackson Streets. The Seattle Waterfront Streetcar bisects it, running along S. Main Street.

The park is in the heart of Seattle's largest art gallery district, and several galleries face onto Occidental Mall. The Downtown Seattle Association began "activating" the park with summertime seating and activities in 2015 under a public–private partnership, also bringing events to be hosted in the park.[1]

Occidental Park is the starting point for the "March to the Match", a parade of Seattle Sounders FC supporters to Century Link Field prior to each home game.[2]

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  1. ^ Beekman, Daniel (June 25, 2015). "Private management to 'reinvent' Westlake, Occidental parks in trial run". The Seattle Times. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  2. ^ https://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2013/6/14/4423544/seattle-sounders-mls-gameday-experience

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Coordinates: 47°36′0.1″N 122°19′58.45″W / 47.600028°N 122.3329028°W / 47.600028; -122.3329028