Where to stay cool and things to do in Ballard this weekend

cool off this weekend at the Ballard Commons Spray Park. pic courtesy of seattle.gov

It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend with temperatures expected to be in the high 80’s by Saturday. The City of Seattle has even issued an Excessive Heat Warning,  and in response has ensured that several public places will be open to the public to take refuge from the heat.

In Ballard, you can stay cool at these locations:

Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW) – 206-684-4089
Ballard NW Senior Center (5429 32nd Ave NW)
Ballard Commons Park Water Spray Park (5701 22nd Ave NW, open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

For a complete list of cooling centers open this weekend in Seattle and tips on keeping yourself and your pets cool, check out the City of Seattle’s website.

walk or ride your bike this Saturday visiting edible gardens! pic courtesy sustainableballard.org

Since it will be such a beautiful day on Saturday, what better way to spend it than taking a walk through the West Woodland/East Ballard neighborhood visiting edible gardens and supporting Sustainable Ballard? The 7th Annual Sustainable Ballard Edible Garden tour is a must attend event where you can get ideas from your neighbors on what could be possible in your own garden! Sign in anytime between 10am and 3pm and get your $10 ticket plus a map at West Woodland Elementary (5601 4th Ave NW).

Be sure to bring the sunscreen, a floppy hat and a bottle of water to stay cool on your walk or ride through the neighborhood, then, when you’re done, head over to Ballard Commons Park and cool down in the Spray Park!