Changes coming to Ballard Commons spray park

The Ballard Commons Park is undergoing a few more changes, as contractors work to finish the requirements mandated by the King County Health Department.

Rachel Schulkin from the Seattle Parks Department says the existing shell artwork will be moved outside the spray park zone as part of the requirements.

“The shells are close enough to the spray feature that they’re considered a play feature, which then brings about regulations,” Schulkin tells My Ballard. The shells don’t meet the regulations for water play features, so they must be moved.

The drinking fountain will be moved, and there will be some concrete work to make the are more ADA-compliant.

Schulkin said the Portland Loo was mistakenly closed by the contractors, but the fences are being moved to reopen it to the public today.

The project is currently underway — expect to see contractors at work in the coming weeks.

Thanks Angie, for the tip!


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Edog
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Edog

I say again, we had to destroy Ballard Commons in order to save it. I want all you’re holding INSIDE the perimeter. It’s been a lovely park f*cking park. Bravo Six Out.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

so none of this stuff is common knowledge when they are actually building this stuff??? really?

also – “mandated by the King County Health Department.” lololol and what does the HD think about the poo, pee, puke, needles, etc in the park?

then we close with…”Schulkin said the Portland Loo was mistakenly closed by the contractors, but the fences are being moved to reopen it to the public today.”

there is a high level of incompetence going on in this city.

terryj
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terryj

when your done there go across the street and clean the human turds lying around in front of the library

Crank Pants
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Crank Pants

*you’re

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

*yore

Southeasterner
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Southeasterner

I thought we had a “homelessness emergency” and we needed to prioritize funding on solutions. I thought we needed millions of dollars for bridges that are falling apart and rampant crime downtown and underfunded education and affordable housing?

Yet here we are spending millions repairing a brand new million dollar toilet and moving concrete shells that kids enjoy playing with?

I wish I could say I was surprised.

Bark More Wag Less
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Bark More Wag Less

Government at work.

Let me guess, some future Darwin Award winner stood on a shell, slipped, banged his head and dog-mommy hired a lawyer.

The whole point of play structures should be the thin the herd otherwise how will we evolve as a species?

Paintking
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Paintking

More micro-managing from book smart ass clowns who can’t balance their own checkbooks. But, they all had that “d” in front of their names, or got a great job from their connected friend. Yeah, I feel good about our direction and have complete trust in how my neighbors will vote again, and again. Liberals aren’t perfect, just forgiven.

SparkleCorn
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SparkleCorn

At least one of their friends on the SCC has an “s” in front of her name. A number of other ones would, too, if they were more honest about their political views.

W
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W

okay boomer
Quick! You better sell and move to a conservative paradise before more Librulz move in and trigger you!

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

Are the parks users still vibrant members of the community?

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