Friday, June 5, 2009

Kayu Kayu Ac Park Dedication June 9th

Shoreline’s Pump Station Park is getting a new name on June 9 along with a new play area, picnic tables and other improvements. The 2-acre park, located at 19911 Richmond Beach Drive NW, has been known as Richmond Beach Pump Station Park for many years. On Tuesday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m., it will be dedicated and renamed Kayu Kayu Ac Park.

The City went through a very specific process to name the new park. After asking the community for name suggestions, the City Council and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) Board selected Kayu Kayu Ac, a common Native American term that was used to describe the Richmond Beach area as well as the native plant kinnickinick. The City enlisted the help of an elder of the Duwamish Tribe to honor the significant contributions to this area from the Native American community. The phonetic pronunciation of Kayu Kayu Ac is “Ki-U, Ki-U, Atch.”

Improvements to the park will soon be complete. They include a play area with swings, a viewing platform with interpretive panels describing railroad and boating activity in Puget Sound, picnic tables and a restroom.

For more information about the dedication ceremony or the park, visit the park's project page or contact Construction Manager Paul Laine at (206) 801-2461,

(info and photo from City of Shoreline's website)


  1. Just went today! A beautiful park! Well done!

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  3. I was recently introduced to this park and posted about it in my swing blog. I love this place!