Kobe Terrace

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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 has completed the design for replacing the garden walls, which included geotechnical evaluation and engineering work.

Seattle Conservation Corps began construction in November 2018. They are replacing the deteriorating timber garden walls with concrete block walls. For safety reasons this area is off limits to the public during this construction project. Please obey signage and stay out of the fenced work area. This work is anticipated to be completed in spring 2019.

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

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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