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Seattle Parks and Recreation Seeks Names for Two New Parks 

Translated Materials Available Below

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the public to submit potential names for parks in the Rainier Valley and South Park neighborhoods. Suggestions for names are due to the Park Naming Committee by Friday, May 31, 2024.  

We are seeking names for the following parks, characterized here by their working names:  

  • North Rainier Landbank Site: This Seattle Park District project will create a new neighborhood park for the North Rainier community. The project will develop the open space acquired by SPR with the first parcel being purchased in 2011 and the second in 2016 and a final parcel in 2021. The design will incorporate accessibility in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as SPR’s intent to create access to open space in areas of high urban density. Impervious surfacing shall be limited to 15% or less, excluding trail and circulation surfaces. 

North Rainier Park Name Survey 

  • South Park Plaza Site: This 0.83-acre site located along the South Park River Walk, an element of the South Park Green Spaces Vision Plan, will provide the South Park community access to open space within this high-density urban area. SPR and the design team are finalizing the design which includes an open lawn, primary event space, play elements, seating terraces, accessible pathways, bio-swales, irrigation and landscape improvements. SPR purchased the site in 2014. The Seattle Park District funds the development of this parcel into a park. This parcel will not be accessible during construction. 

South Park Plaza Park Name Survey 

About the Parks Naming Committee and how to submit suggestions 

The Parks Naming Committee is comprised of one representative designated by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners; one by the Chair of the City Council Parks, Public Utilities and Technology Committee; and one by the Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent. Criteria the committee considers in naming parks include: geographical location, historical or cultural significance, and natural or geological features. The Park Naming Policy, clarifying the criteria applied when naming a park, can be found at: 

The Parks Naming Committee will consider all suggestions and make a recommendation to SPR Superintendent AP Diaz, who will make the final decision. 

Please submit suggestions for park names by Friday, May 31, 2024 and include an explanation of how your suggestion matches the naming criteria. Send to Seattle Parks and Recreation, Parks Naming Committee, 100 Dexter Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98109, by e-mail to, or online survey (North Rainier Park Name Survey South Park Plaza Park Name Survey).  

Translated Information:

Amharic: ሁለትአዳዲስመናፈሻዎችንለመሰየምያግዙ! 

Spanish: ¡Ayudanos a ponerle nombre a dos parques nuevos! 

Korean: 새로운 공원 두 곳의 이름을 지어주세요! 

Somali: Caawi sidii magac loogu bixin laha Laba Jardiinooyin oo Cusub! 

Tagalog: Tumulong sa Pagpangalan ng Dalawang Bagong Parke! 

Vietnamese: Hãy giúp chúng tôi đặt tên cho hai công viên mới! 

Traditional Chinese: 請幫助我們為兩座新公園命名!