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Hillman City

What's New?

Hillman City Redevelopment and Expansion

Hillman City P-Patch was awarded a Matching Funds Grant in October, 2009 to begin the planning for redesigning the gardening area and community open space at our site.

A Re-design Steering Committee was formed from gardeners and neighbors.  This committee met every Tuesday evening at 7 pm in the library room of the New Light Christian Church at 4620 S Findlay St. Minutes of these meetings are available upon request. 

The Re-Design Steering Committee chose Worthy and Associates as the LA for our project.  Carolyn Alcorn LA is part of this group and she recently designed the Spring Street P-Patch re-design.

The final design is displayed below. Please click image to view Final Preferred Plan Elements (pdf).
Hillman Final Design

Get Involved!

If you are interested in the potential of gardening here get on the Interest List, you can do that by clicking here.

Questions? Contact:
City Staff/Julie Bryan: or 206-684-0540
Community Member/Brenda Matter: 206-725-8366


Hillman City P-Patch is a gem of a neighborhood-gathering place nestled in the heart of the Hillman residential neighborhood. Our P-Patch’s beauty is due to its productive, efficient, resourceful nature — a working person’s garden. Experienced, elder Laotian growers work side by side American-born new gardeners. The coop preschoolers maintain a lovely plot, neighborhood school-age children swing from our large willow, and neighbors drop by to view the whole production.

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From Downtown:

  1. Take I-5 South / I-90 East ramp towards Bellevue / Spokane
  2. Merge onto I-90 East and get into right lane as soon as possible
  3. Take the Rainier Ave S exit, exit #3
  4. Turn Right on Rainier Ave S and go approximately 3 miles
  5. Turn Left at S Lucile St to P-Patch.


4613 S Lucile St
(46th Ave S & S. Lucile Street) (Map)


Size: 18,500 sq ft
Established: 1994, rebuilt 2012
Number of plots: 43
Plot Size: 400, 200, & 100 square feet
Average wait: less than 1 year
Ownership of land:GROW & Parks Dept


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