According to a news release, on Thursday, February 21st, Snoqualmie Casino President and CEO, Brian Decorah, presented Janie Hendrix, Executive Director of the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation, with a $10,000 gift to further the expansion of the Jimi Hendrix Park located in Seattle’s Central District.
The gift allows the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation to move one step closer to realizing Janie’s dream of entering into the next phase of development – which includes a flagship art installation of The Shadow Wave Wall.
Originally opened in 2017, the park pays homage to Hendrix and serves as an inner city nature preserve, enriching the community culturally and socially. The park’s design from both a structural and aesthetics standpoint, reflect the musician’s spirit and passion. The park itself takes the form of a guitar with lyrics from Hendrix’s hits “Angel” and “Little Wing” adorning the pathways.
“The Jimi Hendrix Park is a truly meaningful way to honor Jimi’s legacy in his own home town,” said Ms. Hendrix. “We are grateful to Snoqualmie Casino for supporting our mission to create and enhance a space within the inner city where the community can reflect on his monumental contribution to our culture. It’s a contribution that resonates through the decades and from each successive generation that has been touched by his magic.”
Representatives from Snoqualmie Casino recently toured the Jimi Hendrix Exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum and learned more about Jimi Hendrix’s Cherokee lineage. After hearing about the expansion plans for the Jimi Hendrix Park and seeing Jimi’s Native American roots represented within the current design, Snoqualmie Casino president and CEO, Brian Decorah, researched the project further. “I knew this was something special,” he commented. “The Snoqualmie Tribe and Snoqualmie Casino are proud to support such a meaningful project for a legend of rock and roll, both through Native American education as well as the use of outdoor, natural spaces.”
Snoqualmie Casino’s gift allows the Jimi Hendrix Park Foundation to move one step closer to realizing Janie’s dream of entering into the next phase of development.
Donations for the Jimi Hendrix Park are still being accepted and can be made at www.jimihendrixparkfoundation.org.