The Eli's Park Project has been led by our community throughout our inclusive design process. The conversations, workshops and design exercises you've participated in have been essential to building our understanding. We are committed to listening and centering the voices of those who currently have the least access to accessible, inclusive places in nature. Your voice matters. Please reach out to share your story with us!
Taking my 11-year-old daughter with Autism to the park has always been ‘the best of times and the worst of times’. To have her in the community is so important for me; exercise, fresh air, and being with others feels so vital to her quality of life. As wonderful as Seattle is it has been difficult to sometimes endure the stares and comments. Eli's park means understanding, acceptance, inclusivity, and an opportunity to create a community gathering place where we all feel welcome. My daughter is non-verbal but when you see us at the park...please say "hi" and ask for a high five!