Seattle opens park honoring native-rock icon Jimi Hendrix

(Associated Press) Purple guitars, purple walkways and a crowd of purple-clad families adorned the newest park in Seattle — the long awaited Jimi Hendrix Park.

The $2.2 million park, located next to the Northwest African American Museum, has been under development for the last several years as organizers raised funds and designed the city’s newest tribute to the Seattle-born rock icon.

“He gave so much to the world,” said Maisha Barnett, the park’s project manager at the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation. “We wanted to have a space that was an inspiration for youth and everyone to come out and play music, and for people to come and learn more about him.”

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