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Marra-Desimone Park

 
Address: 9026 4th Ave S, 98108
Seattle Parks and Recreation Information:
(206) 684-4075 | Contact Us TTY Phone: (206) 233-1509

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PARK FEATURES
  • P-Patch Community Garden

HOURS

4 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

ABOUT THE PARK

This very cool neighborhood park features a mini-farm and garden, a very nice trickling stream, and there is a pathway that leads to a small grassy hill at the rear of the park that is perfect for listening to the sounds of trickling water and singing birds on a sunny day.

Acreage: 8.7

HISTORY

The west half of the Marra-Desimone Park site was historically operated as Marra Farm, a traditional truck farm that supplied fresh produce to Seattle farmers' markets in the mid-20th century. In 1920, Italian immigrants Carmine and Maria Marra purchased the farm from Joe Desimone, of Pike Place Market fame.

Read more about the history of Marra Farm in this text written by Fred Marra, nephew of Margaret and Carl Marra.

To learn more about Seattle Parks and Recreation, including historic landmarks, military base reuse, and the Sherwood History Files, view our Park History.

VOLUNTEER

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PROJECTS & PLANNING

Pro Parks Levy
- Park and P-Patch improvement

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