MORE THAN $1 MILLION RAISED BY JIMI HENDRIX PARK FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF REDEVELOPMENT OF SEATTLE'S JIMI HENDRIX PARK
Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation is recognized by Seattle Parks and Recreation for its community leadership and support for the redevelopment of Jimi Hendrix Park
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Plans for Jimi Hendrix Park Continue to
Garner Broad Support
SEATTLE, WA (February 27, 2013) — The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation (JHPF) recently announced impressive gains in fundraising for
development of Seattle's Jimi Hendrix Park, located adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum
in the City's Central District.
Recent donations to the park include an award of $100,000 from the Department of Neighborhoods,
Neighborhood Matching Fund (Large Projects) for general construction; $79,040.47 from JHPF's
partnership with Hard Rock International for the sale of Jimi Hendrix T-shirts (bringing Hard Rock's
total contribution in 2012 to $425,734); $40,970 from King Conservation District to fund the park's
rain gardens; and $10,000 each from the Nisqually Indian Tribes and Fender Music Instruments Company,
for general construction. Project Manager Maisha Barnett expressed her gratitude for the community's
enthusiastic support of the Park: "We are so thankful for the on-going contributions made by both our
institutional partners as well as our individual supporters. Their commitment will enable us to turn
the dream of Jimi Hendrix Park into reality."
Throughout 2012 JHPF pursued a capital fund-raising campaign to finance construction of the park that
will celebrate the extraordinary life and musical legacy of Seattle's native son, Jimi Hendrix.
The non-profit foundation, with the assistance of the Friends of Jimi Hendrix Park, a volunteer
community group committed to developing the space, aims to raise $1.5 million in private funding
to supplement a $500,000 Seattle Parks Levy Opportunity Fund Grant. The park plan envisions a space
that will motivate youth and others to explore music and art, and strengthen the cultural pulse of
the Emerald City as a focal point for multi-cultural events, gatherings and activities for the
The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation and capital campaign is spearheaded by Janie L. Hendrix, who also
serves as President/CEO of Seattle-based Experience Hendrix L.L.C., and Carver Gayton, Executive
Director Emeritus of the Northwest African American Museum.
Despite its recent successes, the Foundation has not yet reached its fund-raising goal of $1.5 million
in private donations and continues to seek community assistance in its efforts. Contributions to the
foundation are tax deductible. For more information, or to support the cause,
visit www.jimihendrixparkfoundation.org. At the core of the Park project is the belief — embodied
best by Jimi Hendrix himself — that with talent, hard work and passion, anything is possible.
About Jimi Hendrix Park
Inspired by the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix, the park, named in his honor, will beautify Seattle,
motivate youth and others to achieve in music and art, and strengthen the cultural pulse of the Emerald
City, Jimi Hendrix's hometown.
Jimi Hendrix Park is located in the heart of Seattle's vibrant Central District (2400 South Massachusetts
Street), a thriving multi-cultural community rich in heritage. Nestled adjacent to the Northwest
African American Museum and grounds of former Colman School, Jimi Hendrix Park will be a primary
focal point for multi-cultural events, gatherings, and activities for the community.
Our Vision ...
Create a community space inspired by the electrifying music and story of Jimi Hendrix. To create
a gathering place for individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages to celebrate cultural heritage,
experience community pride, and enjoy innovative educational programming.
Our Mission ...
Fundraise to support the development of Jimi Hendrix Park
Coordinate the design process
Organize innovative and inspiring programming
Ensure community goals are met
Support long-term maintenance of Jimi Hendrix Park
Current Fund Raising Efforts include ...
99.9 KISW The Rock of Seattle have partnered with the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation in fund-raising effort
Limited Edition 'Hard Rock Cafe' Merchandise Helps Raise Funds for Jimi Hendrix Park
Hard Rock International honors legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix with the launch of the brand's Jimi Hendrix Signature Series: Edition 29 pin and T-shirt, featuring a visual representation of the music legend's most recognizable songs, conceived by Hendrix himself and relayed to Alan Aldridge, famed artist and creator of the iconic Hard Rock Cafe logo.
Plans for Jimi Hendrix Park Continue to Garner Broad Support
The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation (JHPF) recently announced impressive gains in fundraising for development of
Seattle's Jimi Hendrix Park, located adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum in the City's Central
99.9 KISW The Rock of Seattle interviews Janie Hendrix
Janie L. Hendrix, Founder/Director of The Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation was interviewed this morning by
99.9 KISW The Rock of Seattle in conjunction with KISW's announcement on their fundraising partnership with
the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation. Click the icon below to listen.
February 9, 2012
Seattle's Hard Rock Cafe Unveils Hendrix Memorabilia Collection
Hard Rock International is honored to launch the brand’s Jimi Hendrix Signature Series: Edition 29
merchandise in Jimi Hendrix’s hometown of Seattle. On Thursday, February 9, 2012,
Hard Rock Cafe Seattle will celebrate the program launch by unveiling a special memorabilia
collection dedicated to the hometown legend.
The one-of-a-kind collection will be on display at Hard Rock Cafe for public viewing from
Thursday, February 9, 2012 until Thursday, March 1, 2012.