Pianos in the Parks starts in August

Next month, 13 colorful pianos will be scattered throughout Seattle’s parks.

It’s called Pianos in the Parks, a program produced by One Reel, Classic Pianos and Seattle Neighborhoods. The pianos are designed by local artists from each park’s community, and will also host free performances throughout August by local musicians.

The closest piano to Ballard is in Phinney Park, and is designed by artist Sandy Nelson.

The pianos will be in the parks from August 1st to the 18th — here’s a full list of the parks involved:

  • Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park
  • Central District’s Jimi Hendrix Park
  • Pioneer Square’s Occidental Square
  • Ravenna’s Dahl Playfield
  • International District’s Hing Hay Park
  • Lake City’s Mini Park
  • Uptown’s Seattle Center
  • Magnolia’s Ella Bailey Park
  • University District’s U Heights Plaza
  • West Seattle’s Junction Plaza Park
  • Bellevue’s The Courtyard
  • Redmond’s The Commons

To stay updated on free performances at the pianos, you can follow Pianos in the Parks on Facebook.

Photos courtesy Pianos in the Parks

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