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

From 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 or (206) 250-0392.

Discovery Day Ballard Commons Park Walk with Groundswell NW towards Ballard’s future on Saturday, June 14th in Ballard Commons [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Work Party at Crown Hill Glen Park, Aug 21st, 2011

Work party at Crown Hill Glen Park

NW 89th Street and 19th Avenue NW Sunday, August 21, 2011 From 10 AM until 6 PM Removal of invasive, non-native plants, and trail maintenance. For more information, please contact Joyce Ford, Friends of Crown Hill Glen, (206) 789-1394

Crown Hill Natural Area gets TLC

It was a wonderful convergence of a beautiful day and a hearty group of volunteers at the Crown Hill Natural Area on December 4. Fourteen members of the UW National Honor Society came out to refurbish the ADA walkway, clear the trails of debris, cut back overgrown shrubs, and pick up litter in the natural [...]

Crown Hill Park, Skatedot Design Input Opportunity, Aug 2nd, 2010

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking your voice on the design of the “Skatedot” at the newly christened Crown Hill Park. The skatedot is a 1500 sq. ft. feature to be located near the Southeast corner of the park. The skatedot will provide a much needed place for beginning to intermediate skateboarders to hone their [...]

And the Name of the New Park on Crown Hill is ....

“Crown Hill Park”

From the Seattle Parks and Recreation Press Release:

Seattle Parks and Recreation Acting Superintendent Christopher Williams has named two new parks in the Ballard area, and re-named a playfield in West Seattle.

Crown Hill Park

This park, located at Holman Road NW and 13th Avenue NW, [...]

From Legends to Lights: The Story of Olympic Golf Club

By Heidi Madden

On the crisp, clear afternoon of December 7, 1924, ships passing through Puget Sound on their way to Elliott Bay were treated to a surprise: On a ridge high above the Sound, just north of Seattle, a new 600-square-foot American flag had been hoisted. The impressive symbol, meant to be the [...]

Crown Hill Park Meeting Wrap-up

Crown Hill Park Meeting

On April 28th, 2010, more than 50 community members gathered in room 4 of the Crown Hill Center (formerly Crown Hill Elementary School) to hear about, see and provide community input on the latest plans for the soon to be Crown Hill Park. Kim Baldwin, Pamela Alspaugh, and Shwu-Jen Hwang [...]

Campaign to Save Ballard and Loyal Heights Community Centers

We received an appeal from Mindy Terence of the Loyal Heights Block Watch. The appeal concerns the impending possible closure of one of the two Ballard Community Centers due to the looming Seattle Parks and Recreation budget crisis. Mindy has created an online petition at Please read, and if you agree, consider signing the [...]

Seattle Parks & Recreation Budget Crisis

Seattle Parks and Recreation Dept is facing a budget crisis. There is a $2.5 million shortfall this year, and this may force a closure of one or both of Ballard’s Neighborhood Community Centers (Loyal Heights Community Center at 2101 NW 77th, or Ballard Community Center at 6020 28th Ave NW).

In part this may be [...]

Our New Crown Hill Park Needs a Name....

We received the following press release from Seattle Parks and Recreation about naming 3 new parks in Seattle. One of the parks is our new Crown Hill Park. They are actively seeking submissions of names from the community now until June 2nd, 2010. Please submit suggestions for park names in writing by June 2, 2010, [...]

Crown Hill Park Public Input Meeting

The future Crown Hill Park is nearly here! The temporary Fire Station #35 will be moving back into the new quarters later this year. And that clears the way to move forward on the Crown Hill Park. The park is to be located on the southern portion of the former Crown Hill Elementary School site. [...]

Earth Day 2010 in Crown Hill

Crown Hill neighbors are urged to join the Earth Day event on April 17 in our neighborhood. Carkeek Park is setting up teams that will fan out on our streets surrounding the park and do three things: (1) stencil on storm drains the caution about dumping waste, (2) distribute one-page flyers to homes regarding pet [...]