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A new Park NAME?

Drawing inspiration from poetry, art, language-making, and Seattle’s first people, our community submitted more than 250 new name ideas for the Burke-Gilman Playground Park!

The names were so creative and powerful which made narrowing the list down an incredibly difficult task. Our wonderful interns from Seattle University sorted the submissions carefully, searching for emerging themes and patterns. They gathered input from a diverse and representative group of community members to create a top 25 list.

The top five names from this list meet all the following criteria: they come from the community, are meaningful and memorable, connect to the people, place and project and reflect our community’s values. As frequently requested, the names will also be translated into Southern Lushootseed to honor the Duwamish People past and present.

Two names rose to the top during our community survey:

Pathways Park and Rainbow Ravine Park.

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and beautiful contributions.


Following Seattle Parks and Recreation's formal naming process the new park will be named Pathways Park!

Community Inspiration

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