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Kurt Cobain Memorial Park, Aberdeen

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Kurt Cobain Memorial Park, also called Kurt Cobain Landing, is the first official, full-scale memorial to Kurt Cobain in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington. A welcome sign to the city, placed in 2005, more than ten years after Cobain's death, obliquely says "come as you are" but does not mention him by name and was the first official recognition of Cobain. The park, initially built in Felony Flats on city-owned land near his Aberdeen home in 2011, and maintained by local volunteers as Kurt Cobain Landing, was adopted by the city of Aberdeen in 2015, 20 years after his death. As recently as 2011, a motion not to rename the adjacent Young Street Bridge after Cobain was applauded at a city council meeting.The lyrics of the Nirvana song "Something in the Way" are about the Young Street Bridge. The lyrics to the song are etched on an aluminum plaque posted in the park.A granite memorial headstone with Cobain quotes rests in the park. Part of one of the quotes was sandblasted away because the city mayor found the phrase " will fuck you up" offensive.
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  • Careful for needles, we saw dozens under the bridge. Still, I'm so glad we made the trip. It was hard to find.. For 3 Nirvana fans, it really was something moving to see and to be there.  more »
  • They should rename this park shopping cart landing. I saw at least 6 shopping carts down in the water and trash everywhere. The idiots of Aberdeen just didn't get it right on this one. Get off of the ...  more »
  • It was quite amazing to visit my teenage hero's personal park. I absolutely loved being able to stand in the spot so many others have explored to connect with this musical superhero. I'm grateful noth...  more »