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Feedback sought on proposed name for Kingsgate park

Contact: Michael Cogle, Deputy Director
Department of Parks and Community Services
Bud Homan Park
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The Kirkland Park Board is seeking opinions from residents on a proposal to name a public open space in the Kingsgate neighborhood as “Bud Homan Park.” The two-acre wooded property, located at 119th Ave NE and approximately NE 153rd Place, was transferred to the City of Kirkland from King County after annexation in 2011. The property has unofficially been known within the neighborhood as “East Norway Hill Community Park.”

Neighbors of the open space have requested that it be named after Marion W. “Bud” Homan, a local volunteer who for 45 years regularly cared for the public property. Mr. Homan passed away earlier this year.

The public is invited to comment on the proposal via email to by no later than December 16, 2016. The Park Board will consider the naming proposal in January 2017 and will forward a recommendation to the Kirkland City Council for a final decision.

For more information contact Michael Cogle, Deputy Director of Parks and Community Services, at or 425-587-3310.