UPS Waterfall Garden Park
'Off the beaten path history'
Welcome to Seattle's UPS Waterfall Garden Park, a secluded park area with an artificial 22-foot waterfall that serves as a monument to the US Postal Service Workers.
In 1907 a young local entrepreneur borrowed $100 from a friend and started the American Messenger Company, what is today known as the United Parcel Service, UPS. The UPS operated exclusively out of Seattle until the 1930s, and today this tiny waterfall park sits on the site of the company's original location. 'Remembering the shipping giant's roots', this park covers the footprint of the original mail business, with a plaque dedicated here in 2007, on the 100th anniversary of the company.
Today you can visit the park to enjoy the tranquility brought by the man-made falls, with plenty of tables or chairs on the dual-level patio. This is a great place to sip some coffee, enjoy lunch, or just get to know more 'off the beaten path history' of Seattle.