John C. Little Garden

Address: 37th Ave S & S Willow St

About The P-Patch

Number Of Plots: 26
Established: 2013
Size: 7,200 sq. ft.

John C. Little Garden P-Patch
(submitted by a John C. Little Garden P-Patch community gardener)

John C. Little Garden P-Patch was developed in 2012 in a north portion of John C. Little Park through the Parks & Green Space Levy. 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.

This terraced garden has helped more than 35 multicultural households gain access to community gardening for culturally appropriate food, a recreational social network, and physical activity. American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility and ADA raised beds availability have built into this unique terraced garden. Senior residents who live across the street always come to watch the gardeners grow beautiful flowers. This garden features a pathway with peak compacted crewel woodchips alongside its edge and a variety of fruit trees. Also, emergency preparedness kits are stored at this garden because of its central location in the neighborhood. 

Get Involved!
If you are interested in designing, building, or gardening in this P-Patch or another P-Patch, find out more about the P-Patch sign-up process here. To sign up as a P-Patch participant, call 206-684-0264, email p-patch.don@seattle.gov, or sign up online.