East Ballard’s on the map for Ballard Summer Parkways

Mark your calendar for Sept 19 from 11am-3pm for a day full of fun and exploration of Ballard’s parks (present and future), greenways and even a festival! 

Imagine… 7 miles of open streets and a beautiful Saturday afternoon to walk, run, play with the kids, ride bikes, and do whatever you want! Sound amazing? Well, on September 19 that’s exactly what you get. Explore streets being considered for bike and people-friendly transportation upgrades. Come walk and ride the loop and share your ideas for the future of Ballard.

From what we’ve learned, there are going to be a ton of activities across the different parks on the map, including chalk artists, buskers, puppets, clowns, plant giveaways, music stages, skating, food trucks, a climbing wall, petting zoo, ice cream, yoga classes, and so much more! Not to mention the big Sustainable Ballard Festival at Ballard Commons Park!

There will be a stop along the future 14th Ave NW Park. The EBCA will start planning activities for this site this week and would love to get your best ideas for what we can do for this event. Our first planning meeting will be this Wednesday July 22 at 7pm. If you’d like to join in, please contact Dawn at eastballard@gmail.com

The volunteer portal is live via the Cascade Bicycle Club website’s Summer Parkways page.
Volunteers will receive delicious snacks, water and a cool Summer Parkways t-shirt! The City is also offering stipends to groups, teams, clubs, bands or other aggregates of people that would like to volunteer en masse. Know a team that needs some funds to support their cause? Please have them contact summer.parkways@cascade.org to arrange to volunteer as a group.