PROJECT UPDATES

  • The Eli's Park Project

Updated: Mar 23


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who donated, shared or thought of us during #GiveBIG. We’re always grateful for your support and this year we are especially honored. With everything going on in our world, we’re thankful to have a community who believes in our project and shares our mission.

We need community more than ever before. We need equity and inclusion for all people more than ever before. We need access to nature more than ever before. This year, we appreciate you, more than ever before.


Your generosity earned us an additional $1,000 from our fiscal sponsors Seattle Parks Foundation and brings our total to $2,274,238.18!


Just $1,725,761.82 to go and together, we bring an accessible, nature-based park to our community where ALL people can come, play, rest, heal, explore and belong.



  • The Eli's Park Project

Updated: Mar 23

Our design team is still working hard to further develop the concepts we shared at our last meeting. Here’s a sneak peak into how your feedback is informing the park design.

This sketch is of a Treehouse Overlook, by Clayton Beaudoin, one of the talented and passionate landscape architects leading our design team. You can see from his drawing and notes the care and concern that goes into every detail of design development. Each component is vigilantly checked against your feedback, which is our true north. We're prioritizing the things that you've shared matter most to you: physical accessibility, immersive nature experiences, emotional belonging, artful design and opportunities to find both peace and community. Our incredible designers are carrying your hopes in their hearts and are beginning to put them on paper. We think the plans are looking amazing! What do you think? We cannot wait until we can gather in person to get your feedback on all the latest ideas. Until then, we’ll be sharing little previews of potential features and asking for your input. Please send any feedback you have to pmreischl@gmail.com. Our design team reads and considers every, single comment.

*All designs are still under development. We are collaborating closely with Seattle Parks and Recreation to ensure our plans meet their standards and can be maintained beautifully for many years to come.

  • The Eli's Park Project

Updated: Mar 23

GiveBIG, Seattle’s online giving event, begins this week. (Well, actually last week, but honestly...who’s keeping track?)

For many us, the importance of nature has been highlighted along with the inequity of access that currently exists. A gift to The Eli’s Park Project supports community-led planning, an inclusive design process and the creation of an accessible, nature-based park for all.


Your gift goes further during GiveBIG. Our fiscal sponsor, Seattle Parks Foundation, recognizes the important work we’re doing to improve our community and will contribute $100 for each unique donation up to $1,000!

Donate through our GiveBIG donation page now through May 6 to support The Eli’s Park Project and please share with your networks to help us reach our GiveBIG goal of ten donors.


With gratitude,

The Eli’s Park Project Team