Concerned neighbors delivered a petition to a top parks official Wednesday night in an effort to combat “an incredible increase of drug trafficking” at Bergen Place and Marvin’s Garden. “We have very heavy daily use of drinking, drugs and sexual behavior,” said one of the neighbors, who asked not to be identified. “It’s not a […]
The Ballard Corners Park is looking much more park-like after 40 or so volunteers blanketed the grounds in hundreds of plants on Sunday. “We planted somewhere north of 600 plants and 200 bulbs and mulched around them all,” said organizer David Folweiler. The new park on 17th Ave. between 62nd and 63rd is coming together. […]
The Seattle Parks Department and the Seattle Animal Shelter are stepping up enforcement at city parks that are being turned into unofficial “off-leash” areas by dog owners. Park staff have created a “Top Ten” list of worst offender sites including Green Lake Park, Bitter Lake Playfield, Ravenna/Cowen Parks and Volunteer Park. During their first weekend […]
Today’s the last day to submit an application with the city to request funding for small-scale (up to $90K per project) street or parks improvements. Some examples of funded projects in Ballard over the last couple years include traffic circles, sidewalk repair and speed bumps.
From now until Feb. 27th, you can submit an application with the city to request funding for small-scale (up to $90K per project) street or parks improvements. Some examples of funded projects in Ballard over the last couple years include traffic circles, sidewalk repair and speed bumps. One of the largest projects is soon to […]
At the corner of 17th Ave. and 54th St., a new park is taking shape. Workers were planting trees and shrubs there today. It’s all part of the new “Leva on Market” apartment complex, which spans most of that block.
Today was a terrific day to have off, if you were so lucky. Crystal-clear skies and bright sunlight make for great views of Ballard. Just to the right of the first photo is a mini-skyline of condos and apartments. Market Street Landing, if it’s able to secure financing and design approval, would go near the […]
With work on Phase I complete at Ballard Corners Park on 17th Ave. — the playground, walkways and grass — volunteers have received bids for the next phase: the “corner store” entry, the “living room” (an outdoor seating area complete with a concrete couch) and the rain gardens. To help raise money for the final […]
Volunteers came out a couple of weeks ago to install this new playground at Ballard Corners Park on 17th Ave. Today (Saturday) they’re looking for more folks to work on the landscaping. The work starts at 9 a.m., and we’re told that volunteers should bring gloves, shovels, trowels, pruners, and wheel barrows if you have […]
A few dozen volunteers rolled up their sleeves at Ballard Corners Park on 17th Ave. on Saturday and assembled a playground structure. The play structure is Eastern European, called an Algol Galaxy, with a cool, progressive design. As the park gets closer and closer to completion, volunteers will soon be installing tiles featuring the names […]
Organizers working on Ballard Corners Park on 17th Ave. and 62nd St. are looking for volunteers. Tomorrow (Sunday) at 9 a.m., adult volunteers are need to pick fruit from trees inside the park property. The fruit will be donated to local food banks. Then on Saturday, October 11th, volunteers are needed to help install the […]
Along 19th Ave NW at Salmon Bay Park, many cars zip by without slowing down. “For some reason the road pattern in front of the park encourages speeding. It creates a real problem for the park,” tipster Gail tells us. Neighbors near the park are fed up, so they decided to raise money for a […]