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  • Writer's pictureThe Eli's Park Project

Naming Announcement... Pathways Park!

Updated: May 7, 2022

Over the last few months, you submitted over 250 ideas for a new name for the Burke Gilman Playground Park. Two names rose to the top: Pathways Park and Rainbow Ravine Park.

Our partners at Seattle Parks and Recreation have approved a new name! In honor of the past and present Duwamish people, the name has also been translated into Southern Lushootseed. Today, we are excited to share the new name:

Pathways Park

Here are just a few of the reasons people shared for selecting Pathways Park:

“I love Pathways Park as a name for this space. I think it so genuinely captures the spirit of this whole project and the journey we’ve taken.”

“Pathways represents the literal pathways through the park and the figurative ones that bring people here, welcoming everyone.”

“I love that the park has parallel pathways and is accessible to all. I also love that these pathways inherently lead to the intermingling of people of all different abilities and are inclusive to all.”

We love it too! Thank you all for contributing and supporting this naming process. We are looking forward to breaking ground this summer and hanging with you at Pathways Park!


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