This terraced hillside on the northeast edge of the International District is adorned with Mt. Fuji cherry trees and laced with ground vines and pathways winding alongside the freeway. The trees and a four-ton, 200-year-old Yukimidoro stone lantern on the hilltop were gifts from the people of Seattle's sister city, Kobe, Japan. Since Yukimidoro means "View of the Snow", keep your eyes open for Mount Rainier to the south. The park provides pleasant witting, viewing, and walking between S. Washington and S. Main, with an eye-level view of the cars flashing along the freeway.

The lower part of Kobe Terrace is the Danny Woo Community Garden. The garden is divided into small plots of vegetables, herbs and flowers, each tended by community residents. 

Kobe Terrace was named for Kobe, Japan, one of Seattle's International Sister Cities.

Danny Woo Garden Improvements

In early 2017, the community identified three key priorities for the Danny Woo Garden - replacing deteriorating timber garden walls, irrigation improvements, and lighting upgrades. Seattle Parks and Recreation is working on the planning and design for replacing the garden walls. This includes geotechnical and structural engineering work. We hope to have the survey work done by early fall so we can move forward with the design process for the garden walls. We anticipate construction in fall 2018.

Download Danny Woo Garden Improvements at Kobe Terrace for additional information.