Kubota Garden Enhancements (Phase 1)

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department will use these funds for enhancements at the 20-acre Kubota Garden, expanding ADA access and amenities for visitors. This project includes the construction of two all-gender restrooms, ADA-accessible pathways, and a picnic area in the 3.5-acre Terrace area. The primary recreational opportunities provided by this project include walking, experiencing nature, meditation, yoga, picnicking, and other passive recreation.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $ 500,000.00 Applicant Match: 517120 Project Type: Development County: King Legislative District: 37 Status: Merged RCO Project # 18-1582

Location Details

The Kubota Garden is located at 9817 – 55th Avenue South, on the corner of Renton Avenue S. and 55th Avenue South, in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of South Seattle. From the north On I-5, leave the freeway at Pacific Highway South/East Marginal Way, Exit 158 Turn left toward Martin Luther King, Jr. Way; continue up the hill on Ryan Way Turn left on 51st Avenue South Turn right on Renton Avenue South Turn right on 55th Avenue South to parking lot From the south On I-5, leave the freeway at Martin Luther King Jr., Exit 157. Stay on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Turn right on Ryan Way Turn left on 51st Avenue South Turn right on Renton Avenue South Turn right on 55th Avenue South to parking lot

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.