Ballard Open Space Plan Discovery Day June 14 plus other ways you can participate


Potential open space doesn’t have to be a park, it could even be spaces between buildings. Be creative!

Thank-you to the many who turned out for the Ballard Open Space Plan Open House last week. We got a lot of interest, great recommendations on your ideas for open space in Ballard, many surveys were completed and volunteers signed up to join us on Discovery Day June 14. We’d like to add you to the list of volunteers and there are multiple ways you can help that’ll fit your schedule!

Before embarking on 1 or more of these activities listed below, be sure to get an overview about the Ballard Open Space Plan first. It’ll help better inform you on what you’ll be asked to do.

  1. Take 10 minutes to fill out a  survey
  2. If you have a smartphone, download our app to capture your ideas for open space, including pictures! This is a great tool to use when walking the dog, walking to the Farmer’s Market or just a great excuse to get out an explore your neighborhood at your own pace.
  3. Don’t have a smartphone? download a pdf inventory sheet for your neighborhood from this site, fill out as many as you like and contact us at so we can collect them or mail them to  Groundswell NW, PO Box 17163, Seattle, WA 98127. Here’s a direct link to the East Ballard/West Woodland Inventory sheet.
  4. Join us for Discovery Day on June 14, 10 AM at Ballard Commons Park where we’ll split up into neighborhoods and discover opportunities for open space together! Folks from the EBCA will be leading the East Ballard/West Woodland group, so we’re looking forward to seeing you there! Want to get really committed, then sign up here at VolunteerMatch or click on the VolunteerMatch icon below so we can keep you updated as the event day approaches.

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