Seattle Parks and Recreation is postponing the opening of the Seattle Japanese Garden in the Washington Park Arboretum to Friday, February 17, 2012 to allow for the completion of the remediation work following a water main break on 26th Ave. E. Parks staff is working hard to finish the cleanup work and open to the public this Friday at 10 a.m.
The water main break led to significant flooding in the parking lot and along pathways of the Garden. In addition, a substantial amount of mud and debris deposited in the natural pond, home to a few dozen Koi, is being cleared and damaged paths are being re-graded.
First Viewing of the Garden event is scheduled for Sunday, March 4, 2012 and will feature a Shinto blessing and a calligraphy workshop.
For more information on the Garden please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/japanesegarden.htm or call the Japanese Garden at 206-684-4725.