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Kurt Cobain Memorial Park, Aberdeen

(3.6/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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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  • In memory of Kurt Cobain..... Fallen Legend! I can only imagine the time he sent under the bridge compiling tunes for his next master piece.  more »
  • What a disappointment. This park is extremely small, the grounds were filthy on the day I visited. The memorial has seen better days.  more »
  • I was visiting this place before they added the sweet stuff and finally named it appropriately. Obviously, the best time to visit is in the day, but don't buy into the hype. There's no heroin junkies ...  more »
  • It's a really great experience. If you come to Washington this is an amazing place to stop. The park is really small but it's pretty moving. When you go under the bridge, it feels like Kurt is there. If you read some of the things people have written, you realize that he really is missed and people do really care. I hope you visit this location.
  • Somewhat of a shame. It's a very small park. It's almost better to have nothing but hey it was interesting to see on our way thru town
  • Somebody reviewed this place as a grungy and dingy and gave it 2 Stars.. but isn't that the point? The fuk did you expect, Disney? RIP Kurt, I will be visiting this very soon
  • Pretty depressing and dirty. The muddy pit under the bridge was littered with orange syringe caps and smelled like urine. I liked cobain and nirvana but this tribute park doesn't do him justice.
  • Having a tribute there is stupid. I feel like it gives the wrong message. that was a low place in his life a reminder of his addictions. Addiction that ultimately destroyed his life. I just think people could have focused on a better place he spent his time. knowing him personally I don't think he would want poeple flocking where he would shoot up. Or maybe it's for those who think if I keep doing drugs and start a band I'll make it big too and kill myself. Like I said stupid