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Join Seattle Parks and Recreation at the International District Chinatown Community Center to learn about improvements for Kobe Terrace Park adjacent to Danny Woo Gardens.
Please forward the announcement below and tell you family, neighbors, park visitors and gardeners about this meeting.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
ABOUT THE PARK
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.
- Excerpt from "Enjoying Seattle's Parks" by Brandt Morgan
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.
In 1974, this park was named in honor of Seattle's "sister city" in Japan: Kobe, capital of Hyogo Pref., port on Honshu Island.
To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.
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PROJECTS & PLANNING
Vegetation Management Plan