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Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and the Kubota Garden Foundation are encouraging the community to participate in the future of Kubota Garden. Please attend the Kubota Master Plan Update Meeting on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Rainier Beach Community Club, 6038 S Pilgrim St. This is an opportunity to learn more about the history of the garden and to give your opinion on its future.

Located in South Seattle, Kubota Garden is a beautiful 20-acre landscape that combines Japanese garden concepts with native Northwest plants. The city acquired the property, which is a historical landmark, in 1987 from the estate of master landscape designer Fujitaro Kubota.

There have been many changes to Kubota Garden since its master plan was put in place nearly 30 years ago. This master plan update will guide the programs and maintenance of the gardens for the next 20 to 30 years and look for ways to better meet the needs of the community in the future. The update will help preserve the garden and its passive recreational use, while defining future improvements such as buildings, parking, pathways and security. The master plan update will also include assessments of the garden’s existing stream, as well as vegetation and wildlife, and recommendations for their protection.

The Kubota Garden Foundation received matching funding from the Seattle Park District Major Projects Challenge Fund for the planning process and updating the plan. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million annually in long-term funding to Seattle Parks and Recreation for park and facility maintenance, community center operations and programs leisure facilities, and the development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

For more information, please visit: https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/kubota-garden-improvements. For special meeting accommodations, please contact Karimah Edwards at karimah.edwards@seattle.gov or 206-233-0063. For more information about Kubota Garden and the Kubota Garden Foundation, please visit: http://www.kubotagarden.org/.

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