• The Eli's Park Project

Community Playday

Updated: Aug 7, 2021

Drop in at the Burke-Gilman Playground Park anytime between 12:00–6:00 pm on August 14th to give your feedback and play with our community! People of all ages, abilities and identities are welcome.

Please help us spread the word by sharing our flyer! Follow the links to find versions to print, email and post on social media.


If you have feedback to share, but can’t make it or aren’t comfortable attending an in-person event yet, please email Paige at pmreischl@gmail.com and we’ll be sure to send you an invite to our upcoming virtual feedback session.

Event Schedule


12:00–6:00 pm: Paint the Park

Drop in to help temporarily transform sidewalks and park sculptures into a color-filled game board with artists Carol Rashawnna Williams and Devon Midori Hale. Wear paint-appropriate clothes and they’ll provide the rest.


1:00–2:00 pm: Animal Neighbor Nature Walk

Explore the paved park trails with artists Kate Clark and Kristi Lin and discover what the living rooms of woodpeckers, baby squirrels, and bats look like. Bring binoculars if you have them.


2:00–3:00 pm: Drag Queen Storytime with ALEKSA MANILA

Drag Queen Storytime with ALEKSA MANILA is a celebration of diversity of families. Stories that focus on love in all its entirety for ALL FAMILIES. *Storybooks are authored by LGBTQ and Ally writers, artists and center on LGBTQ-inclusivity.


2:00–5:00 pm: Play for All Workshop

Meet the design team from Site Workshop and give your input to make sure we get all the details right from slide types to supportive swings and more.


2:00–5:00 pm: Outdoor Games and Activities

Join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Rec'N the Streets and Specialized Programs for fun outdoor play designed to be welcoming and accessible for all.


2:00–5:00 pm: Name That Park

Hear what this project means to our Teen Advisory Team and suggest a new name for the Burke-Gilman Playground Park. (All suggestions will go through Seattle Parks and Recreation’s official naming process.)


A special thanks to our community partners at Wedgwood Starbucks for providing food and beverages.