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  • Writer's pictureThe Eli's Park Project

Thanks to everyone who has already submitted a name suggestion for the new Burke-Gilman Playground Park. There are some super creative ideas coming in...check them out. Our goal is to gather ideas from as many people as possible, so please, keep them coming!

You have until Friday, February 25th!

Just follow these three easy steps!

  1. Try one, or more, of the naming activities on our website.

  2. Submit your ideas! You’ll automatically be entered to win one of 20 $10 gift cards to Pagliacci Pizza!

  3. Check back to vote for your favorites. You’ll automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card to City People’s!


A perfect place name will be meaningful and memorable. It will be unique to and representative of our community. Think about how each name connects with and reflects the people, the place or the project both past and present.

  • Writer's pictureThe Eli's Park Project

We are beginning the process of gathering new name ideas for the Burke Gilman Playground Park. Eli provided a beautiful, lasting inspiration for our project and community, but this park is not for's for us all. The park needs a special name that comes from community and reflects the values of its people and place.

We need your help!

Check out our naming page at for three fun activities from a local poet, artist and author to help get your creativity flowing. Be sure to read the guidance on how to honor Seattle’s first people while thinking of place names.

Share your ideas with us by uploading a picture, document or typing in names and let us know which activities you tried! You can also help by sending the link to your communities and sharing our posts to help spread the word far and wide.

We are taking submissions until February 25th. Everyone who submits a name will be entered into a raffle and 20 people will be randomly selected to win $10 gift cards!

(Thank you to an anonymous donor for the generous donation.)

All submissions will be shared on our website. You can follow along for more inspiration. After the 25th, we'll post a short survey so check back to rank your favorites.

Everyone who takes the survey will be automatically entered into a raffle and one person will be randomly selected to win a $100 gift card to City People's!

(Thank you to City People's for the generous donation.)

We will pass your favorite names on to our partners at Seattle Parks and Recreation to help inform their official naming process.

  • Writer's pictureThe Eli's Park Project

The Eli’s Park Project exists because of all you have given.

Your time.

Your love.

Your dreams.

Your resources.

We wanted to take a minute to share some project numbers with you.

Started with one shared community vision – to create a place where we all belong.

Informed through hundreds of meetings.

Supported by thousands of volunteers.

Funded with millions of dollars…$4,245,000, so far!

Held up with endless amounts of love and support.

Thank you to everyone who donated their time, love, dreams and resources.

It takes all of us to create a community for all of us.

Thank you for giving and building connections that create a sense of belonging for everyone.

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