“Let the Experience Begin” and The City of Seattle breaks ground on Jimi Hendrix Park which has been in the planning stages for a long time. Jimi’s sister Janie Hendrix says, Every project endorsed by our family which bears Jimi’s name is meaningful to us, but this park holds special significance.” She is also the president and CEO of Experience Hendrix, LLC, “Seattle will always be Jimi’s home. This very area is where Jimi grew up, where his dreams were cultivated and his creative energy awakened, in many ways. So to see this amazing place of beauty, dedicated to Jimi and his artistry, blossom into reality is indescribably fulfilling. Having been involved in each facet of the park’s creation, I can honestly say that this musical garden is a fitting representation of Jimi’s imagination. It is truly inspired.”
The park will be built in two phases…the first being called “Little Wing” after Jimi’s song and will include an entrance and stairway leading to a timeline of Hendrix’s life and a butterfly garden. The second phase requires another fundraising campaign but a performance space and a “shadow wave wall.” which will cast silhouette images of the guitarist.
Earlier this year, the United States Postal Service honoured Hendrix’s cultural importance by releasing a Forever stamp sporting his picture.