The recently launched park concierge program at Ballard Commons Park will continue through 2020.
The concierge program, run by Seattle Parks and Recreation, places a small canopy and staff person at several city parks.
Rachel Schulkin from Seattle Parks told My Ballard that the program started four years ago in downtown parks in order to encourage “positive park use and activate a space that is under-activated or has seen negative use.”
While much of the weekly park programming finished with the onset of autumn, Seattle Parks will continue to have a staff person onsite through next year.
Randy Wiger from Seattle Parks tells My Ballard that the Ballard Commons concierge was a pilot program which has now been funded into 2020.
“Our concierges, who have been in the park on a daily basis for a little over two months now, frequently hear from park visitors that their presence, along with the buskers and games that come with them, are very much appreciated,” Wiger says.