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Thyme Patch Park

Address: 2853 NW 58th St, 98107 (Map It)
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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  • P-Patch Community Garden
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4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.


Thyme Patch Park is a tiny jewel nestled in a west Ballard neighborhood that combines the best elements of a neighborhood park and community garden. The park includes a P-Patch, Master Gardener demonstration gardens, benches, lawn area and walkways. The entrance features a hand-crafted steel handrail by artist Chuck Nafziger.

Acreage: 0.11


In 1998, the Ballard community created a Crown Hill/Ballard Open Space and Recreation Plan and identified the vacant property now known as Thyme Patch Park as a top priority for park acquisition. Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the property in 1999 with King County Conservation Futures Tax funding.

Following acquisition of the property, Groundswell Northwest worked with Seattle Parks Foundation, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to raise funds and to plan and develop the site. The Seattle Parks Foundation facilitated funding from the Miller Foundation for the formal landscaped entryway. The park includes a bench dedicated to the memory of Greg Edeen, who played a key role in creating the park. A community celebration marked the park opening in the spring of 2003.

For more information about the Thyme Patch P-Patch, visit the P-Patch Program website.

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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