About The P-Patch
The site now known as Kirke Park was first purchased by the City as part of the 2000 Pro Parks Levy. Planning began for the development of a new park but there was no funding for construction. Luckily in 2008, Seattle voters approved a second park levy, the 2008 Parks & Green Spaces Levy. Formerly known as the 9th Ave NW Park, the park was renamed Kirke Park to honor the Norwegian heritage of the neighborhood. Kirke, which means Church in Norwegian also honors the site's former Church of Seventh Elect in Spiritual Israel which was a cultural institution of the neighborhood for more than 90 years. You can find out more about the history of the site in the Historical and Cultural Resources Report.In addition to a P-Patch, the new park will have a play area, rain gardens, a nature trail, and a skate dot. Find out more information about the full park on the Seattle Parks webpage.
Getting a Garden Plot
New garden plots are assigned based on involvement. While the City provides support, new gardens are built by the community. Neighbors come together to envision, design, and eventually construct a unique garden that meets their needs and reflects their neighborhood identity. Thus, community commitment through volunteering is the primary factor in assigning plots in a new garden.