Mid-year budget cuts coming Monday

We’ll soon know the fate of the Ballard and Loyal Heights Community centers.  The mayor’s mid-year budget cuts will be announced on Monday (6/14), including any cuts to the city’s Parks and Recreation department. Ballard residents turned out in force back in May to fight to keep the centers open.  The cuts being announced for […]

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Smoking ban in parks relaxed

We didn’t even get a chance to ask you about the smoking ban in Seattle parks that was supposed to begin April 1 before the new rule was relaxed. The new language in the Code of Conduct: “Smoking, chewing, or other tobacco use is banned within 25 feet of other park patrons and in play […]

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Discuss a new park for Ballard

In 2008 voters approved the Parks and Green Spaces Levy which provides $146 million over six years for neighborhood parks and acquisition of property. Meet with Groundswell Northwest and Seattle Parks and Recreation for a community forum to talk about the possibility of a new neighborhood park in the Ballard urban village. The meeting will […]

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