What's in a name?

In honor of White Center’s history and diversity, Seola Gardens is the new name for the property formerly known as Park Lake Homes II. In Spanish, “seola” means “to know the wave,” and the word is closely tied to the community’s past. Before White Center was officially named in 1918, the area was called Seola – following a 1910 naming contest – and Seola Beach was one of Southwest King County’s earliest commerce and trade centers.

The logo’s kite theme also helps to reflect the community’s vast cultural tapestry. Several public art installations planned for Seola Gardens will depict kite forms from multiple cultures. The kite image also conjures up the concepts of current and movement, which celebrate the sense of change happening in this new community.

   Central park and rental housing looking west from 4th Avenue