Two new Ballard-area parks now have official names.
The newly-named Kirke Park on 9th Ave NW
The 1.71 acre park in Crown Hill located at Holman Road NW and 13th Avenue NW will appropriately be named Crown Hill Park.
The park on 9th Ave NW between NW 70th and NW 73rd has a more unique name. Seattle Parks and Recreation Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams has named the park Kirke Park. “Kirke” means church in Norwegian. According to the Parks Department, this name pays tribute to both the Norwegian heritage of the neighborhood and the history of the site. This site was home to the Church of Seventh Elect in Spiritual Israel for nearly 100 years.