BURKE GILMAN PLAYGROUND PARK
5201 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Everbody is worth everything.
- Maya Angelou
So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.
We inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.
- Desmond Tutu
People are unique, and yet we share so much. The parallel pathways concept celebrates our togetherness, while honoring our differences. Two pathways encircle the park, winding together in parallel experiences of places and play. One path remains easily accessible for those who need smooth surfaces to navigate the park safely, while the other meanders off and loops back to offer a variety of experiences for those seeking challenges as they explore. It doesn’t matter how you choose to access the space; the important thing is, we can all do it differently and together.
The reimagining and manifestation of a new, inclusive Burke-Gilman Playground Park consists of four phases: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and finally, construction. There are additional efforts that are taking place simultaneously including ongoing community outreach, fundraising, and coordination with the project's partners.
Listening and engaging the community is critical to the success of this project and will be a priority during all phases. We hope to see you at our next event!