Beating the heat in Ballard

Although relief is on the horizon, Friday is still another hot day. The National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory until 9 o’clock Friday evening.

We met up with folks staying cool at the water feature at Ballard Commons Park on Thursday afternoon.




Even this hot dog got some much-needed relief from the heat.

Other places to stay cool are the Seaview Wading Pool (1590 NW 90th St) which is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon until 7 p.m., East Green Lake Beach (7201 E Green Lake Dr. N) which is open weekdays from Noon to 7 p.m. and weekends: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Green Lake Wading Pool (7201 E Green Lake Dr. N) which is open daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the Wallingford Wading Pool which is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon – 7 p.m.

The forecast is calling for highs in the 70s to 80s over the weekend and then lower 70s as we start next week.


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Atlas
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Atlas

Nice to see more families and kids in the park than bums.

Safety First
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Safety First

Hey GeekySwedes, did you tell all those families about how you give money to the Ballard Chamber of Commerce so they can sue to stop the bike trail families in Ballard want?

I think given your association with the Ballard Chamber and their anti bike trail lawsuits, you guys would be more comfortable hanging out down on Shilshole with the cement trucks.

Stay out of our parks and away from our kids.

zipper
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zipper

I didn’t think to bring my dog there, but that looks like just the ticket for me and the pooch tonight!

philly mom
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philly mom

Hey Safety First, lets stick with joy of the moment and revel in fun, kids, dogs and water. Its hot and keeping cool is what is important.

MGHart
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MGHart

Keep up the good work, GeekySwedes. Ignore the haters and keep cool! Thanks for bringing the community together!

philly mom
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philly mom

Yes GeekySwedes keep up the good work. I agree 100% with MGHart.

Safety First
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Safety First

It’s great how the chair of SeaFoodfest himself is starting to name MyBallard as public supporters of the Chamber!

It gives them some extra credibility as they battle all those families who want a safe bike trail.

Must make you feel good.

When are you going to write the BCoC another check?

kelly
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kelly

Oh for god’s sake. Stop whining about your stupid trail. You are really making ridiculous leaps in logic with simply joining the chamber and “battling families” who want a bike trail.

Keep up the fantastic work, Geeky Swedes! You are an asset to this community, and all the work you do is much appreciated!

Safety First
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Safety First

Not all of us think so.

It’s outrageous that a neighborhood blog would give financial support to the plaintiffs suing to stop the Missing Link trail.

Some of us care about the neighborhood, not the oil company.

How is it ridiculous logic? The Swedes give money the Chamber. The Chamber files lawsuits to stop the trail. It is a direct association.

As members, they are technically plaintiffs in the lawsuit to stop the trail.

Safety First
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Safety First

…which is why the Chairman of SeafoodFest has been bragging about it recently.

MGHart
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MGHart

A post of photos of cute neighborhood kids and dogs taking a break from the heat hardly calls for a political spew. Whether you’re right or wrong, SF, posting this Missing Link rant after this particular post is a non sequitur. Fight your battle in the right battlefield. If you want to talk about nothing else at all, then start a competing blog.

baddabing
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baddabing

Hey Safety, while you’re throwing your childish tantrum, why not demand that the owner of this blog ends all hunger in the world, fixes climate change, and gives you a nice big lollypop to suck on, too?

Don’t like this blog? Fine. Go start your own.

So many spoiled children in Ballard these days…

nonplussed
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nonplussed

Watch out! Here comes Safety First, the newest whiny, fracking bore on myballard.com.

m
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m

Troll alert….

Zoka
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Zoka

Careful there “Safety”
Dont over-estimate Ballards support for The Bike Agenda. Many of us bike riders support the Chamber in general, the trail extension in principle, and the Geeky Swedes specifically. Come on here being your basic Dbag and you’ll find out you just did more harm than good for the cause of wheel spinners. (Somebody with a clue would apologize)

Mondoman
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Mondoman

Just another non-anti-CoC bike rider here, chiming in with support for the Geeky Swedes and for keeping trail flaming to trail-related topics.

I’ll also toss in another plea for getting forum software that allows us to set up individual lists of which posters’ posts to hide from our gaze. It’s not often needed, but very handy at times!

Grumpy old white guy
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Grumpy old white guy

Hey, Spandex Boy,a picture of a park with kids in it is time to complain about bums, not your wedgy of an issue, the trail.

future
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future

the tude of ME! first=

blind aggression

leads to a trial

not a trail

Me
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Me

Hey Safety First, not all of us want the trail. I think its more important that we keep our industry right now and keep jobs local. We may not always have Boeing and amazon and all the other big tech company’s, and when that time comes (may be soon with all the tax increases), I think we’ll be thankful that we still have some of our industry left.

Spandex is a right!
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Spandex is a right!

Yes trail! No to working class people in Ballard!

Sunset9
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Sunset9

It’s outrageuos to think that myballard is some charitable venture. It’s not a “neighborhood blog” its a news source that is paid for by selling advertising. You want a neighborhood blog that doesn;t have advertising, feel free to start one yourself.

Anyone wanting to sell advertising or get their name out about a new venture or just have a source of news about the neighborhood is going to join at least one Chamber type group in order to meet potential customers and network.

Once again lack of the basic undersanding of what any CoC does and how business works.

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