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City Hall Park Activation

City Hall Seattle picture from Seattle Parks and Recreation

City Hall Park opened in 1911 and is located immediately south of the King County Courthouse. Measuring 1.3 acres in size, it is the largest green space in Pioneer Square and the second largest (after Freeway Park) in Seattle’s greater downtown area.


In August 2021, the City of Seattle closed City Hall Park to advance a variety of site enhancement and remediation projects, and to develop a Park Activation Plan. An improved City Hall Park reopened for public use in June 2023.To encourage ongoing community use of the space, the City is investing $300,000 in 2023 and 2024 to bring a range of free community events to City Hall Park.


Upcoming public events at City Hall Park include the following:

  • Free Bike Repair with Bike Works

    • Tuesday, November 14, 1:00-3:00 pm

    • Tuesday, November 28, 2:00-4:00 pm

    • Tuesday, December 12, 1:00-3:00 pm

  • Movie Series - Free outdoor movie matinees every Tuesday between Thanksgiving and Christmas at 12:00 pm:

    • November 28: Annie (2014)

    • December 5: Elf

    • December 12: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

    • December 19: The Polar Express

  • Dickens Carolers

    • Thursday, December 7, 12:00-1:00 pm

  • Busker Series 

    • Ongoing, Monday-Friday, 12:00-4:00 pm (weather permitting)


For more information about upcoming events at City Hall Park and other, nearby public spaces, please visit the events page for Seattle’s downtown parks. 

City Hall Park picture from Seattle Parks & Recreation

The next phase of activation planning for City Hall Park involves developing and implementing a package of physical site improvements that prioritize safety, accessibility, and the creation of a culturally relevant gathering place for Pioneer Square community members and visitors.

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