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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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  • 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 »
  • We do work stop on the bridge near the park. There is one statue and the park is super small. Why is this even here??  more »
  • 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 »