This little park is an unexpected gem, a peaceful green oasis in the city, at Main and Second in the Pioneer Square area. On the site of the original UPS offices, it was privately built and is maintained by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It’s fenced off on the two street sides and bounded by stone walls on the others, with huge boulders lower down, over which water cascades and gurgles. Big trees and a roofed pergola, similar to the one on Pioneer Place, give shade, and a garden with flowers, bushes and ferns make it gorgeous. As in so many public places in Seattle, there are little tables and chairs, a place for the public to relax and enjoy the surroundings. And people do: they stop to have a snack, to chat or to quietly read. The sound of falling water is very soothing and almost drowns out the sound of the traffic outside. What a lovely concept!