Structure Type: landscapes - cultural landscapes - gardens; landscapes - parks - urban parks

Designers: Haag, Richard, Associates, Incorporated, Site Planners, Landscape Architects (firm); Richard Haag (landscape architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

13th Avenue South and South Hardy Street
Georgetown, Seattle, WA 98108

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The innovative Seattle landscape architect, Richard Haag (born 1923) designed Ruby Chow Park. Seattle curator and artist Michael McCafferty, who had a 40-year career at the Seattle Museum of Art, designed artwork for the park, working with the Haag firm. In 1985, the King County Council renamed this small Georgetown park for Ruby Chow Ma Seung-gam (1920-2008), a pioneering Asian businesswoman who operated Ruby Chow's Restaurant, a dining spot that attracted a clientele of celebrities and Democratic politicians during the 1940s-1950s. She also became active in local politics becoming a King County Council member in 1973, who was re-elected in 1977 and 1981.

PCAD id: 18132