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Ballard and Crown Hill Discovery Day at Ballard Commons Park, June 14th, 10 AM

Call-to-Action-Flyer-Walk-With-Us-June-14From our friends at Groundswell Northwest. If you are unable to make this event at Ballard Commons Park, we will be walking the Crown Hill area a bit later please contact dennis@crownhillneighbors.org or (206) 250-0392.

Discovery Day Ballard Commons Park

Walk with Groundswell NW towards Ballard’s future on Saturday, June 14th in Ballard Commons Park at 10 AM. Join friends and neighbors for an inspirational urban adventure to consider the future of open space and discover other place making ideas in Ballard.IMG 0890-002

In an effort to build upon the 1996 Open Space Plan, Groundswell NW volunteers will inventory the existing assets and potential new assets for additional parks and open space in Ballard. Walking groups will be organized by neighborhood. Meet and work with your Neighborhood Open Space Captain and walk together to tell us what you think about open space.

You can use this flyer to pass the word along to friends and neighbors. We hope to see you there!

More information about the Ballard Open Space Plan is at our sister website.

Location: Ballard Commons Park, 5501 22nd Ave NW, Seattle
Contact: David Folweiler, david@folweiler.com

Open Space Plan

Groundswell Northwest has received a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Matching Fund grant to inventory open space in Ballard, and that includes Crown Hill. Are there open space, park, natural areas in Crown Hill, Blue Ridge, Olympic Manor, North Beach that you would like to see established, or improved?

There will be lots of opportunity for public input. The first opportunity is the open house, Thursday, May 29th at the Ballard Library at 6 PM.

This evening, we will be holding an open house to help shape the future of open space in the Ballard District.  Please join us on Thursday, May 29th at 6 PM at the Ballard Library.  The open house will run until 7:30 PM.

Funded by a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Groundswell NW is assessing our community’s open space current capacity and future open space needs.  The Ballard Open Space Plan is a community-driven initiative that will improve livability in the Ballard and Crown Hill areas through fostering an open dialogue about public open space. We’re updating the 1996 inventory, which led to the creation of parks like Thyme Patch Park, Kirke Park, Ballard Commons Park, and Ballard Corners Park. 

At tonight’s open house, we’ll share the goals of the Ballard Open Space Plan, take input on your ideas for open space in individual neighborhoods within the greater Ballard community, and explain how you can get involved. 

We’re recruiting people for our Discovery Day on June 14th, where volunteers will hit the pavement throughout Ballard using smartphones and/or maps to identify opportunities for new parks and public spaces. Open space includes parks, trails, rights-of-way, public art, natural areas, spaces for events and festivals, and other green infrastructure . 

We look forward to hearing what open space means to you!



Summer Work Parties at Crown Hill Glen

Join your neighbors and help keep up Crown Hill Glen this summer. Parties are scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the following Saturdays. Just show up ready to work!

  • Saturday, June 30
  • Saturday, July 28 (stop by during the Crown Hill Neighborhood Garage Sale to help out or check out the park and enjoy some lemonade!)
  • Saturday, August 25

Park volunteers need assistance with trimming overgrown greenery, spreading mulch and pulling weeds and blackberries.

The park is located at NW 89th Street and 19th Avenue NW.

Salmon Return to Carkeek Park

The salmon are beginning their return to Pipers Creek in Carkeek Park. This happens every November when the rains start, assuming there are enough salmon who survived four years in the “great big world” of the Pacific Ocean to be able to return to their home ground and spawn.
On Wednesday, November 30, starting at 10 a.m. the Park naturalist will lead a salmon walk to view the habitat, the creek, and the overall Park. Starting point is the McAbee entrance on NW 100th Place just behind the QFC.