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December 08, 2011  | by: Adrienne Wenner

Jimy Hendrix

The pioneer and legend Jimi Hendrix finally has a proper memorial.  A new park celebrating the guitarist in his hometown of Seattle, Washington will open next year.  It’ll be located in the city’s Central District, according to the Northwest African American Museum.  The 2.5 acres of beautiful landscapes will incorporate Jimi Hendrix and his music.  Stepping stones with his lyrics carved in them will be placed around the park along with rain drums, a sculpted butterfly garden, a performance area, and a sound garden.

The park's plan

The beautiful, peaceful place is being funded by Hendrix’s sister, Janie Hendrix, as well as the Parks and Green Spaces Opportunity Fund and the Neighborhood Matching Fund Award in Seattle.

Their vision is to “create a community space inspired by the electrifying music and story of Jimi Hendrix. To create a gathering place for individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages to celebrate cultural heritage, experience community pride, and enjoy innovative educational programming.”

As much as Hendrix influenced musicians of today, the park’s purpose is to inspire youth to pursue art and music.  It sounds like this is exactly what Hendrix would have wanted.

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