Experience Hendrix in a whole new way at Seattle's Jimi Hendrix Park

Seattle, USA native Jimi Hendrix is set to be honoured with a psychedelic park, due to open on 27 August.

The Hendrix Park is located next to Seattle's Northwest African American Museum, and was actually opened to the public in 2006, but the new design - pictured above - promises a whole new experience.

According to the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation, the Park will be "awash in vibrant colours of the Pacific Northwest and will include ample green space for everyone to enjoy."

"Featuring an array of new improvements that reflect themes found in his music, Jimi Hendrix Park may include lyrical stepping stones, rain drums, a sculpted butterfly garden and/or many other features.

"These artistic representations serve as a beacon to youth, summoning them to unlock their imagination and encourage them to pursue their dreams."

There will also be a 'soundwave wall', and an assortment trees to provide some, ahem, Electric Shadyland.

Hendrix T-shirts are on sale now via Authentic Hendrix to help support the park plans.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.