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John C. Little Garden
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What's New?

With construction completed and most of the garden tasks under way, this garden is getting close to assigning the first plots!  Spring 2013 will be the  official beginning of the John C. Little P-Patch gardening history.

Get Involved!

The best way to stay up to date about the John C. Little P-Patch is by joining the community-run e-mail list.

Also be sure to join the Interest List to make sure we know you're interested in this P-Patch and to receive periodic email updates from the P-Patch program.

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. If you are interested in getting a plot join the Interest List and please see How Plots are Assigned.


Long called the 37th Avenue Park, this South Beacon Hill park was renamed the John C. Little, Sr. Park in September 2004. In 2005 the park began a process to renovate and improve the park. A section of the park was designated for a future P-Patch. When Seattle voters approved the 2008 Parks & Green Spaces Levy funding was allocated for the design and construction of the John C. Little Garden. The public design process is set to begin in early 2012 with construction following soon after.

John C. Little, Sr. (d. 1999) was a member of the Board of Park Commissioners for seven years. Naming the park after him celebrates his service and career developing programs and services for the community, especially disadvantaged youth and the low-income families. Mr. Little helped found the Central Area Youth Association and created a 4-H program for Seattle modeled on the program for rural kids.

Laura Raymond, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, 206-615-1787.

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From Downtown:

  1. 1-5 Southbound
  2. Exit 161 at Albro Place
  3. Left on S Albro Place
  4. Right on Swift Ave S
  5. Left on S Graham St.
  6. Right on 33rd Ave S
  7. Continue onto S Holly St.
  8. Right on 37th Ave S


6961 37th Ave South (Map)


Size: 7200 sq'
Established: 2013
Number of plots: 26
Plot Size: 100 sq'
Average wait: new
Ownership of land: Seattle Parks and Recreation


Parks & Green Spaces Levy Funding

Bus Routes

8, 36, Light Rail (Othello)
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Interest List

Seattle Parks Page

How Plots are Assigned

Project Planning and Development History

Garden Presentation

John C. Little Park Design

John C. Little P-Patch Design

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