Mac Miller is beloved in his home city of Pittsburgh, immortalized by his timeless music and memorial in his 2011 debut album’s namesake, Blue Slide Park.
Now, his legacy will live on as a permanent staple at the popular playground in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park.
Miller passed away at the age of 26 in September. Many musicians and fans spoke of his influence, which will now live on in a unique way. When searching Blue Slide Park on Google or Apple Maps, the park is now identified as “Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park” in honor of the late rapper.
No official statement has been released concerning the online renaming of the park. Twitter users noticed the change late last night when searching the park on the popular GPS platforms.
— The Mac Miller Memoir (@MacMillerMemoir) March 11, 2019
The digital name change came as a surprise following a petition to rename the park at last year’s Mac Miller memorial, which was held in the park days after his passing. Fans were seen passing around an official petition to rename the park before Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto told Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that such a change could take years to be put in effect.
“I know a lot of people have been saying we should rename the park,” Peduto says. “There are strict rules on naming of public assets within the city now. I believe it’s three years after someone has passed that you can then name something after them. This was basically done in order to not have politicians naming things after themselves while they’re still in office.”
However, at the time, Peduto noted that a possible amendment could be put in place to speed up the process.
Cardi acknowledged Miller in an Instagram post following her win, sharing her award with the late rapper and his family.
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“I read an article that Mac Miller’s family said that if he don’t win, they want me to win, so I’m sharing this Grammy with you motherfucker. Rest in peace,” she says.
Miller filmed in the park for his debut album’s single, “Frick Park Market,” which you can check out below.