We acknowledge that the Burke Gilman Playground Park is on Indigenous land. These are the traditional unceded territories of the Coast Salish People, specifically the Duwamish People. We honor with gratitude the past, present and future of our Indigenous Family.
Sweet Eli entered the world and changed everything. His life was a testament to the beauty and benefits of inclusion. In the not-quite four years Eli had, he left a path to follow toward a more inclusive world. The Eli’s Park Project is committed to carrying on his legacy of love through a community-led renovation of the Burke-Gilman Playground Park. We are working with our community to create an accessible, inclusive, nature-based park where people of all ages and abilities can find play and peace.
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"Inclusion is about community and membership. It requires people with vision and passion to create opportunities for change and increase access for all. This park is needed. Everybody should have a place and a way to play outdoors."
-Chris Matsumoto, School Principal, Experimental Education Unit