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Pier 62 marks the beginning of the Seattle waterfront’s next chapter as a place that provides profound public benefits.

Photo by Erik Holsather

Pier 62 features a new floating dock, integrated lighting, and other design elements that open up this one‑acre site on Seattle's central waterfront as a canvas for a range of year‑round public uses.

The floating dock at Pier 62. Photo by Adam Lu.

Kayakers under the seawall

From music, soccer, and guided educational kayak tours to dance performances, markets, fishing, yoga classes, and more, Pier 62 hosts an array of free park programs for locals and visitors of all ages. Due to the COVID‑19 health emergency, we will practice an abundance of care in following public health guidelines at all park programs. 

Image by Rhoades Clark courtesy of DSA

Play games with your friends, or just relax and enjoy the view. Free games and amenities include chess, cornhole, connect four, and a soccer pitch.

Free games and amenities are available everyday! Photo by Adam Lu.

Visit Pier 62 at Waterfront Park

The inaugural site of Seattle’s future Waterfront Park, Pier 62 is a revitalized historic pier offering flexible, active community space.

1951 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
Open Now!

Pier 62 Map

Visitor Info

FREE parking for you! Waterfront customers park for FREE for up to three hours in the Pike Place Market Garage — just ask participating businesses for a voucher. Enter the Pike Place Market Garage in three locations:

  • 1530 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA (temporarily closed for car access; open for pedestrian access) map
  • 1531 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA map
  • 1901 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA map

For details, click here.

Other paid parking is available nearby:

Republic Parking Hillclimb Garage: 1422 Alaskan Way

Check garages for hours of operation and rates.

Visit downtownseattleparking.org for more information about parking in downtown Seattle.

 

 

Driving Directions

From I-5 North, take the Madison Street/Convention Place exit. Stay straight to go onto 7th Ave. Take the first left onto Madison Street. Turn right onto Alaskan Way. Pier 62 is on the left adjacent to Pine Street.

From I-5 South, take exit 165A toward James Street. From right lane, merge onto 6th Avenue. Turn right on Columbia Street. Turn right on 1st Avenue. Turn left on Madison Street. Turn right onto Alaskan Way. Pier 62 is on the left adjacent to Pine Street.

On public transit, Pier 62 is easily accessed by bus, light rail, ferry, or water taxi.

At Pier 62, you’ll find everything you need to spend your whole day at the waterfront. Visitors have access to public restroom facilities, moveable furniture for public use, and food and beverage options.

Pier 62 is a place where all are welcome to enjoy the water, the views, and community.

The following activities are not allowed:

  • Amplified sound, except by permit
  • Abusive or harassing behavior
  • Pets without a leash
  • Motorized model aircraft (drones) or motorized model watercraft, except by permit
  • Camping
  • Unattended items
  • Commercial activity, except by permit or otherwise authorized
  • Littering
  • Liquor, except in authorized areas
  • Smoking

In compliance with the Washington state health safety mandate, Friends of Waterfront Seattle is taking every possible reasonable measure for a safe and healthy environment for waterfront visitors, staff, performers, and artists. Friends continues to operate Pier 62 with increased COVID-19 sanitation protocols and cleaning procedures. Friends continues to actively monitor and update procedures per guidelines from local public health authorities.

 

Friends can provide masks to visitors who ask for one. Masks are not required on the Pier.

 

For more on this, see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Features

Come experience the many sides of Pier 62, Seattle’s most scenic new public space. Beyond the ever-changing collection of family-friendly cultural, recreational, and educational activities, Pier 62 is a unique place to see art, grab a bite, stroll alongside breathtaking views, or relax and enjoy a waterside respite from the big city.

Pier 62 floating dock

Image by Robert Wade.

Image by Robert Wade.

Image by Robert Wade.

Floating Dock

Available to the tribes and through programming opportunities with Friends of Waterfront Seattle, the floating dock does not offer public moorage or boat launches. For other floating dock-related questions, email [email protected]

Artworks

Waterfront Park is Seattle’s newest art destination, with permanent and temporary artworks that respond to the history of our shoreline, its ecology, economy, and communities.

Design Features

Pier 62’s design features create a welcoming and family-friendly environment, giving visitors an unforgettable experience.

Image by Robert Wade.

Image by Nicole Dansereau

Image by Robert Wade

Lighting

New solar-powered LED lighting along the pier’s edge and embedded in its surface was designed with aquatic habitat in mind, providing function and ambiance to support a variety of public uses.

Image by Robert Wade

Image by Robert Wade

Railing

The design of Pier 62’s railings is inspired by the legacy of fishing on Seattle’s working waterfront. The new railings will feature names of Waterfront Park donors and sponsors. Want to support this campaign? Click here.

FAQs

Waterfront Park is a 20-acre linear public park along Seattle’s downtown central shoreline designed to create places for people to come together and enjoy the natural beauty of the Puget Sound region and the company of one another. Waterfront Park consists of a garden-filled pedestrian promenade, boardwalk, and bike path that tie together open public spaces such as action-packed piers, viewpoints, a habitat beach, and stunning elevated pedestrian connection into downtown.

The 20-acre linear Waterfront Park will run from Pioneer Square to Belltown. Waterfront Park will feature diverse species of trees, shrubs, and grasses from five upland habitat plant communities, and increase the waterfront tree canopy sixfold, from 183 trees to 844 trees. It will also feature a two-mile bike path, a boardwalk, a promenade, playgrounds, artwork, and many improved east-west connections.

The first piece of the park — Pier 62 — is now open while the rest of the park is being built. Waterfront Park completion is set for 2024.

Pier 62 is the first piece of the future Waterfront Park to open. Just north of the Seattle Aquarium, Pier 62 is a flexible, open space that will adapt to accommodate a wide range of cultural, recreational, and educational activities and events.

Pier 63 is currently closed for public safety.

Available to the tribes, the floating dock does not offer public moorage.

It’s free! Waterfront Park is a public space, programmed regularly with free activities and events.

The re-energizing of Seattle’s waterfront is actually a variety of projects, funded by a variety of sources. Funds for Waterfront Park will come from a combination of state funding for Alaskan Way, a Local Improvement District (LID), philanthropy, a voter-approved seawall bond, and city funds.

Friends of Waterfront Seattle is raising $110 million to support capital construction of the park, and an additional $90 million to operate and program the park over a 10-year period (2018 – 2028).

Waterfront Park will host a range of cultural, educational, and recreational programs all year long. In addition to regular programs, the park will be a venue for large events, like concerts and seasonal festivals.

Yes! Check out our events and programs page.

If you are interested in partnering with Friends of Waterfront Seattle to host an event at Waterfront Park, complete this form to get in touch with our programming team.

Yes! Leashed dogs are welcome on Pier 62.

Fishing is allowed at Pier 62. To learn more information about rules, regulations, and fishing inquiries, please reach out to Seattle Parks and Recreation at [email protected]. The dock may be closed in the case of severe inclement weather.

The new 20-acre Waterfront Park will have a central public restroom facility, complete with a staffed concierge near Pier 58.

Construction of Waterfront Park is a once-in-a-century opportunity to reconnect Seattle with the beautiful Salish Sea. The park will embrace our working waterfront while providing a leafy, urban environment filled with lush gardens, peaceful nooks, beautiful views, and dynamic arts, cultural, and sporting events in addition to bike and walking paths. Equally important, the park will enhance Seattle’s nearshore ecosystem by filtering water runoff before it enters Elliott Bay, supporting the health and well being of plants, animals, pollinators, and humans — now and into the future.

Yes! Donor recognition opportunities are currently in development. For more information, please contact [email protected].

Waterfront Park is managed by Friends of Waterfront Seattle in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

We encourage guests to use masks. Masks are not required to participate. Guests who have recently been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 must follow public health guidance on isolation, quarantine, and the use of masks.

Some people do not need to wear masks, including:

    • Babies and toddlers under two years of age should never wear cloth face coverings. Children two to four years of age are encouraged to wear a face covering with adult supervision.
    • Anyone with a disability that makes it hard for them to wear or remove a face covering.
    • Anyone who is deaf and moves their face and mouth to communicate.
    • Anyone who has been advised by a medical professional to not wear a face covering because of personal health issues.
    • Anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, or unable to remove the face covering without help.

While you are actively engaged in an arts performance, leading religious services, or engaged in other similar activities, subject to the authorization and requirements of the Department of Health, including any vaccination requirements (Secretary of Health’s Mask Order FAQ).

What do you want to see, eat, and do on the waterfront?

Want to plan an event? Have an idea for an activity? We want to hear from you! Waterfront Park is committed to serving the needs of its diverse communities through cultural, educational, and recreational activities in a beautiful, welcoming environment.