- Cal Anderson Park
park=Cal Anderson Park
caption=May 13, 2006
Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington
size=7.37 acrescite web
url = http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/parkspaces/anderson.htm
title = Seattle Parks and Recreation: Cal Anderson Park
accessdate = 2007-06-21]
operator=Seattle Parks and Recreation
status=open all year
Cal Anderson Park is a
public parkon Seattle, Washington's Capitol Hill that includes Lincoln Reservoir and Bobby Morris Playfield.
The north end of the open park features a large mountain-shaped water fountain feeding a shallow texture pool, a reflecting pool, and a wading pool. The south end features the lighted Bobby Morris Playfield. The wading pool operates in the summer months from 12 noon to 7 p.m.
* children's play area
* caged tennis courts with outdoor lights
* Basketball courts
Lincoln Reservoir was begun in 1889 and completed in 1901. A parcel just south of it was named Lincoln Park the same year. In 1908 it was developed as a playfield, and in 1922 its name was changed to Broadway Playfield so as not to duplicate the name of the new Lincoln Park in
West Seattle. The playfield was named after Bobby Morris, former King County, Washingtonauditor, in 1980. Meanwhile, the area around the reservoir had come to be known as Lincoln Reservoir Park.
April 10, 2003, the entire area was designated Cal AndersonPark after Washington's first openly gay state legislator. Anderson had died in 1995 of AIDS.
Rebuilding of the reservoir to convert it from open-air to covered started in April 2003 and lasted through summer 2005.
Three security cameras were installed in the park in April 2008 in an effort to combat certain types of criminal activity, namely
vandalism, drug dealing, and public sex.cite web |url=http://www.king5.com/localnews/stories/NW_042208WAB_park_cameras_LJ.8b755360.html |title=Security cameras installed at Cal Anderson Park |publisher=KING5.com |accessdate=2008-04-23]
Link Light Rail Capitol Hill Station
The north west corner of Cal Anderson Park (at the corner of East Denny Way and Nagle Place) is designated to contain an entrance to the underground Capitol Hill Station of Sound Transit's
Link Light Rail. cite web | title = Link Light Rail, Capitol Hill Station | url = http://www.soundtransit.org/x1756.xml | publisher = Sound Transit | accessdate=2007-06-19]
* [http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/parkspaces/anderson.htm Cal Anderson Park]
* [http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/proparks/projects/AndersonImprovements.htm Cal Anderson Park Improvements]
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