Downtown Seattle’s business and nonprofit landscape was significantly altered by COVID-19. Today, more workers and visitors are returning to the center city, helping put downtown on a steady path to recovery. Help support downtown arts and cultural venues, retailers, restaurants and other businesses by using our directory below. Updated regularly, it features over 500 listings, including hours of operation and neighborhood. See you downtown!
Bell Street Park is a 1.33-acre park that winds through the heart of Belltown. Stretching four blocks, the continuous level payment encourages pedestrians, cyclists, and automobiles to share the space.
Hing Hay Park is nestled in the heart of the Chinatown-International District Neighborhood. This award-winning park is home to an ornate Grand Pavilion, with decorative touches honoring Asian-American history in the Northwest. Hing Hay frequently hosts free public events for the community.
The International Fountain was designed for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair to reflect outer space exploration. Boasting 274 water jets, colorful LED lighting and all-recycled water, this fountain is a mainstay focal point for the grounds of Seattle Center.
Seattle flourished during and after the Klondike Gold Rush. In this urban park and museum, learn some lesser-known history of the city, explore the area’s public lands, and engage with the local community.
Lake Union Park is a unique urban gem, close to the center of downtown Seattle. The park provides access to green space and the water and is home to both the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and the Center for Wooden Boats.
Occidental Square is located in the heart of Pioneer Square, bordered by local restaurants and businesses. The park is activated by DSA, with regular activities and events to bring joy to the community and residents!
The Seattle Center Skate Plaza is designed for street-style skateboarding for both newbies and seasoned skaters! This public space took the place of a former road to become an active community space. The area is free and open to all.
In the space formerly occupied by the original headquarters of UPS now lies a serene and beautiful park. Stop by for a moment of quiet contemplation or to appreciate a bit of off-the-beaten-path Seattle history.
Westlake Park is located in the heart of downtown’s shopping district, serving as a central gathering place for residents and visitors alike. DSA activates this park, with seasonal events and activities to liven up the downtown space!