Due to COVID, park programs and activities are passive at this time.

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

Photo by Emily Cantrell

Pier 62 floating dock

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.

Pier 62 Seattle floating dock. Image by Robert Wade.

Kayakers under the seawall

From music, soccer, and guided educational kayak tours to dance performances, markets, fishing, yoga classes, and more, Pier 62 will host 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

Pier 62 at sunset

Photo by Emily Cantrell

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

Parking is available in several public parking garages nearby:

Republic Parking Hillclimb Garage: 1422 Alaskan Way

Pike Place Market Parking Garages: 1530 Alaskan Way, 1531 Western Avenue, and 1901 Western Avenue

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 at Pike Place Market, 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

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.

Floating Dock image

Image by Robert Wade.

Floating Dock image

Image by Robert Wade.

Floating Dock

The floating dock at Pier 62 is the launch point for guided tours and cultural events. At this time, Pier 62 cannot accommodate public moorage. 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.

Lighting image

Image by Robert Wade.

Lighting image

Image by Nicole Dansereau

Lighting image

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.

Waterfront Park stretches from the Belltown to Pioneer Square neighborhoods along Seattle’s downtown central shoreline. The park connects downtown Seattle to Elliott Bay through a series of 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.

James Corner Field Operations (JCFO), a world-renowned landscape architecture firm, long-committed to the innovative design of public spaces, was selected after a competitive public process. JCFO created a design that was informed by thousands of public comments and input from Seattleites throughout the city. For details on JCFO and its projects in Chicago, London, New York, San Francisco, and more, visit www.fieldoperations.net.

Pier 63 will remain closed until it can be rebuilt to safely host people, programs, and activities.

Available to the tribes, Seattle Aquarium, and other Friends of Waterfront Seattle partners, 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!

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.

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.

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.