A small Fremont park completed in 2015 has been named for the popular Fremont Troll statue nearby, parks officials announced Tuesday, March 7.
A Seattle Parks and Recreation spokesperson told media that Superintendent Jesus Aguirre had approved the name Troll’s Knoll Park for the pedestrian green space at North 36th Street and Aurora Avenue North, immediately west of the Aurora Bridge. The Parks Naming Committee went with the popular choice presented during the public naming process begun in October. The name comes from the nearby Fremont Troll statue, created in 1990 by artists Steve Badanes, Will Martin, Donna Walter and Ross Whitehead.
The 2,000-square-foot park -- roughly one-third larger than the average single-family home in Seattle, according to Zillow.com -- provides a pedestrian pathway, as well as a 29-plot P-Patch youth garden and giving garden to benefit local food banks and meal programs.
The park was funded by $685,000 from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund, and built with volunteer labor.
Aguirre also approved the name of Yesler Terrace Park in the lower Central District. The 1.7-acre, $4.33 million park sits south of Yesler Way, adjacent to the Yesler Community Center.