Ercolini Park dedication: Celebrating “a legacy for generations”


Less than an hour ago, Mayor Nickels and various other city dignitaries joined neighbors of Ercolini Park – and Jim Ercolini (with the mayor in that photo) from the family whose homestead was on the park site west of The Junction — for the official dedication, just a few weeks after it opened to a joyful reception.


Others on hand from the city included West Seattle-residing Councilmember Tom Rasmussen (chair of the council’s Parks Committee) and Parks Superintendent Tim Gallagher:


Also, Parks Board Commissioner Jackie Ramels of Alki. But the real stars of the show all along have been the community members who banded together to push for this park, and then to give the time and money it took to make it reality — including Friends of Ercolini Park chair Katie Hjorten, who acknowledged that during the ceremony:

The next big gathering at Ercolini Park will be the community gathering for Night Out on August 5th (you can still sign up your neighborhood for an event that night – go here to get that done).

4 Replies to "Ercolini Park dedication: Celebrating "a legacy for generations""

  • BB July 12, 2008 (10:14 pm)

    Wow, I am so proud of our neighborhood. It makes me happy everytime I go by the park and see it full of kids playing / neighbors talking. Kudos to Jim Ercolini, He is one of the (most rare) ingredients that takes neighborhoods from good to great. I hope his heart is full of pride! Thank you Jim Ercolini and your family…

  • Tom Watson July 14, 2008 (10:11 am)

    Thanks to everyone who made this possible! My family appreciates everyone who worked so hard to make this park a reality. I put a few additional photos I took at the event on my site if you’re looking for a few more of the park.

  • Peter ercolini July 20, 2008 (7:15 am)

    Great Work
    Your family has many reason to be proud of.
    Peter Ercolini
    Hawkestone On. Canada

  • Ishaque Mehdi July 29, 2008 (3:44 pm)

    I am proud to know some one like you with the strong community spirit. Congratulations!

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