Swimming Stars Plaza

at Whale Tail Playground

5817 SW Lander Seattle WA

Site Work


Swimming Stars is located at the Whale Tail Playground in Seattle. It was commissioned by the Friends of Whale Tail Park.  The plaza is 286 sq feet

The twirling center of Swimming Stars is colored and stamped concrete set with glass stars depicting the Great Whale constellation. Surrounding the watery night sky is a colored and stamped concrete beach littered with mosaic marine protozoa caught in nets.

A life-like cast bronze octopus, sea stars and shells cling to the side of the rock.

Seasonally the Great Whale can be viewed simultaneously with the same heavenly constellation above.

More stunning artwork was created for this park by Benson Shaw