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Friends of Eli’s Park at Burke Gilman Playground

A place where people of all ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, and income levels will have opportunities to be together

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Project Description

In August 2017, the Reischl family and their community lost Elijah Del Reischl, a sweet boy who at not quite four years old understood the real meaning of inclusion—not just being in the same space but playing, laughing, and loving together. We need more spaces that are designed to ensure that people have opportunities to engage and participate meaningfully with others. We imagine a world where people recognize that we are more alike than different and can form meaningful relationships with those who seem different from themselves. Everyone needs and deserves access to the outdoors.

We aim to work with the parks department and the community to plan and build a beautiful park that is accessible to the diversity of users in North Seattle. We will invite every community group that currently feels excluded from using this space to participate in planning a natural, attractive, and inclusive park.

Project News

Accessible and Inclusive Parks: Eli’s Park Project and Cayton Corner Park Show What’s Possible

An excerpt from the Spring 2018 Newsletter

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