THE PARK

BURKE GILMAN PLAYGROUND PARK

5201 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

Fly-through Animation of Burke Gilman Playground Park by Site Workshop

THE CONCEPT

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Rendering by Site Workshop

PARALLEL PATHWAYS

ACCESSIBLE

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.

- Baha'U'Llah

INCLUSIVE

NATURE-BASED

- 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.

Where are we?

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With a community-led design process beginning in 2017, the Eli’s Park Project is wrapping up the design phase. The team expects to meet their $5 million funding goal by December 31, 2021. After that, it’s bidding and building and by fall of 2022 the newly renovated Burke Gilman Playground Park will be ready for play!

Can't wait? Stop by to see the community art installation by Devon Midori Hale. The Everyone Game is ready to play and will be in place until construction begins.