Elevation Gain: Some trails are flat and are ADA accessible; others are more hilly
Description: This beautiful 20-acre city park was the private garden of landscape designer Fujitaro Kubota, who developed the land from the late 1920s through the 1970s. You’ll find Northwest natives mixed with traditional Japanese plants and designs. Streams, ponds, bridges, forests and meadows provide variety and plenty of places to explore with youngsters. There are limited facilities at the park; there is a porta-potty and a few picnic tables, but you’ll need to bring your own water. Dogs are allowed on a leash. The garden is open from 6am to 10pm.
Directions: From I-5 Southbound: Exit the freeway at Pacific Highway South/East Marginal Way (Exit 158). Turn left toward Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Continue up the hill on S Ryan Way. Turn left on 51st Ave S. Take a sharp right on Renton Ave S. Turn right on 55th Ave S.
From I-5 Northbound: Exit the freeway at Martin Luther King Jr. (Exit 157). Stay on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Turn right on S Ryan Way. Turn left on 51st Ave S. Take a sharp right on Renton Ave S. Turn right on 55th Ave S.
There is a parking lot on 55th Ave. S. No permits are needed.
Links: Find more information from the Seattle Parks website. The Kubota Garden Foundation website contains history and a map of the park for a self-guided tour.