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Name Nomination Window Opens to Rename Six Parks Along the Duwamish River

by Jack Russillo


The Port of Seattle owns six public parks and shoreline access areas along the Duwamish River, but the current names of the green spaces don’t quite reflect the cultural and ecological history of the region. 

To replace names based on former industrial sites, the Port of Seattle and the Seattle Parks Foundation are holding a nomination process to collect suggestions for new potential names for the parks and to decide on their new identities.

“Renaming parks is not sufficient in and of itself,” said Ryan Calkins, one of five elected Port of Seattle Commissioners. “This is the culmination of the effort to reconnect those communities to the water that runs right through them. These efforts will hopefully provide the means to really reconnect with the green spaces themselves, in terms of access, identity, and the actual content of the parks themselves.”

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Be’er Sheva Park Remains an Unknown in Seattle Parks’ Budget

by Jack Russillo


Mayor Jenny Durkan announced last week that “the most significant parks” in Seattle would close over this past weekend and likely for future ones as well. Unlike many other parks excluded from the mayor’s list, Rainier Beach’s Be’er Sheva Park was ultimately closed over the weekend without an explanation (The Emerald has reached out to the City and is awaiting a response). For some in the community, Be’er Sheva’s absence from the list, and confusion over its closure, brings into question the significance of the park to the city’s decision-makers in other regards. 

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