Feedback sought for landscaping at Ballard Locks

Most of the property that the Corps of Engineers manages at the Locks and nearby Ship Canal is on the National Historic Registry. The property on the south side of the Locks near the fish ladder is not.

The Corps is in the very initial phases of determining how to manage the property from here on out and possibly how to get it on the National Historic Registry, according to Andrea Takash, Public Affairs Specialist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

From the Army Corps of Engineers’ website:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District is seeking public comments regarding a draft report on an evaluation and management proposal for the Corps’ property on the south side of the Locks near the fish ladder.

The South Entry Landscape report is available on line for review. Please click here. The Corps is accepting comments on the document through Oct. 15. Comments may be sent to and should reference the “South Entry Draft Evaluation and Management Proposal Plan” in the subject line.

You can read the report here (.pdf). There is a public open house tomorrow evening, Tuesday, September 28th, to provide information about the report and answer questions related to proposals. The open house will be held between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Chittenden Locks Visitor Center. The public is invited to drop in anytime to meet with Corps of Engineers staff.

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2 thoughts to “Feedback sought for landscaping at Ballard Locks”

  1. Last time I was there, it was shocking to see that kids (and everyone else) is disallowed from walking on the grass. Possibly the last “stay off the grass” signs in Seattle! That to me says that this landscaping design thing is a great idea.

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