Seattle to build a Jimi Hendrix memorial park

22 March, 2015 in News

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix is to have a memorial park built in his home city of Seattle

Jimi Hendrix is to receive a memorial park in his home city of Seattle, with construction starting this coming April

ongwriting hero and guitar great Jimi Hendrix is to have a memorial park built in his home city of Seattle. Construction of The Jimi Hendrix Park is due to begin this April, with the memorial to opened in the autumn of this year. Rolling Stone report that the park will incorporate a “chronological timeline of Jimi’s life and career.”

Jimi’s sister Janie Hendrix expressed her hope that the memorial park would become a place of homage to one of Seattle’s legends, saying, “The Jimi Hendrix Park is the culmination of years of hard work, collaboration, creative input, and generosity invested in something we all believed in and constructed to commemorate an amazing human being. It is our hope that for generations, it will exist as more than an attraction or point of interest, but a place of homage to one of Seattle’s own. The landscaping, the artistic design, and the ambience all mimic the vibe of the persona of Jimi, whom this park honors.”

Below you can enjoy one of Hendrix’s classic tracks

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