The Seattle Parks Department and Friends of Soundview Park invite the community to help spruce up Soundview Park. Join them today 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for some pruning, trimming and cleaning. The 10.5 acre park is located at 1590 NW 90th St.
Ballardite Sharon walks her Golden Retriever “Katie” around the neighborhood and uses the “mutt mitts” that the city provides to clean up after her dog. Recently, the bags were removed from Loyal Heights CC and Salmon Bay Park. After emailing the city she learned that the dispensers were removed at some parks as an experimental […]
A group of concerned citizens gathered at the Ballard Library last night for a follow-up meeting about crime in the three central Ballard Parks. Two months ago, Parks Superintendent Tim Gallagher created the exclusion zone for Ballard Commons, Bergen Place Park and Marvin’s Garden. And last night he announced, “I really think it’s working.” Seattle […]
Safety at Bergen Place, Marvins Garden and Ballard Commons Park has been a topic of discussion this year. Back in June, Seattle Parks Superintendent Tim Gallagher announced that he has approved an exclusion zone for the three parks. Tonight there is a follow-up community meeting sponsored by the Parks Department. The meeting will be held […]
Over a hundred people unfolded their chairs and blankets to watch the movie “Wall-E” in Ballard’s newest park on Saturday night. It was the largest event to date at the new park property purchased by the city last year at 9th Ave. NW, just up from 70th St. Earlier in the day, volunteers helped clean […]
The skateboarding bowl at Ballard Commons Park became the scene of a raucous skate showdown and chowder cook-off today. Spectators lined the bowl to watch skaters grip and grind. From blocks away, you could hear the announcer on the loudspeaker yell, “Whoa!” whenever a skater scored a gnarly move. Or caught some serious air. Then […]
From open-air drug deals to vandalism, Ballard’s central parks have become a growing concern for many Ballard residents and businesses. “The drug activity and tagging in Ballard and specifically Bergen Place is out of control. We need help,” wrote Victoria Sangrey Hunter from Friends of Bergen Place in an email to several Seattle city council […]
Vandals have sprayed graffiti on the historical mural at Bergen Place Park. The graffiti was discovered this morning. “I am deeply sadened by the lack of respect someone has for the mural,” explains Victoria Sangrey Hunter, who volunteers with Friends of Bergen Place. The mural was created in 1995 with help from the Ballard Historical […]
At a community meeting on June 3rd about the increase in crime at Ballard parks, Seattle Police said it would work on ramping up officer bicycle patrols. And now a My Ballard reader who has been outspoken against the drug problems at Bergen Place and Marvin’s Garden (and wishes to remain anonymous for fear of […]
At a community meeting tonight about criminal activity in Ballard parks, Seattle Parks Superintendent Tim Gallagher announced that he’s approved an exclusion zone for Bergen Place, Marvin’s Garden and Ballard Commons Park. The zone was requested by dozens of businesses owners and residents who have been concerned about drug and alcohol use, drug dealing and […]
A reminder that Seattle Parks & Recreation and Seattle Police are holding a community meeting tonight to discuss a hot-button topic here in Ballard: safety and security at Bergen Place, Marvin’s Garden and Ballard Commons Park. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Ballard Library. We’ll post a story later tonight.
According to neighbors, safety is an ongoing issue at Ballard Commons Park, Bergen Place Park and Marvin’s Garden. Last month, neighbors delivered a petition to the Parks Department that was signed by 80 businesses and residents. The petition calls for an exclusion zone for the area. “We have very heavy daily use of drinking, drugs […]