Pepe’s Paradise

by Brock Monroe

Location: 525 14th Ave East

Pepe’s Paradise is a public garden created on a private space by a group of people living in an apartment building located and 525 14th Ave East on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. It is a text book example of the kind of space Mark Francis, Lisa Cashdan and Lynn Paxton describe in “The Community Open Space Movement”. It is now cared for by Gary “Pepe” Karkowski”.

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