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Yesler Terrace: Ballpark, and Freeway Gardens

The Yesler Terrace Gardens are some of the most vibrant community gardens in Seattle with gardeners from all over East Africa and Southeast Asia bringing knowledge from their respective home country.  The gardens were established in 1995 with a exemplary partnership between the Seattle Housing Authority and the City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P-Patch Community Gardening Program.  The gardens work with over 35 community members directly and feed many more.  Despite the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace, Yesler’s gardens continue to be a place of community building, solace and source of food for community members.

Yesler Terrace Ballpark Garden
(8th Ave S / S Washington St)

The gardeners at Ballpark garden are serious gardeners and crops reflect the diversity of the garden. The 180-degree view from the garden includes Mt Rainier, Puget Sound, the Olympics, and the SODO District.  The gardeners are long time residents of Yesler Terrace earning supplemental income from this very productive garden. 

Yesler Terrace Freeway Garden




see location next to each garden


Garden Plots are only for Seattle Housing Authority-Yesler Terrace Residents

Size: Total: 26,717 sq ft. (Freeway) 12,843 sq ft (Ballprk) 12,843 sq ft  
Established: Freeway: 2005; Ballpark &
Number of plots: (Freeway) 6; (Ballprk) 8
Plot Sizes: 200/400 sq'
Average wait: priority
Ownership of land: Seattle Housing Authority (Ballprk (Freeway) Seattle Dept of Transportation,


Example of an organizational partnership (SHA and City of Seattle

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