We need 10 volunteers this Saturday. Can we count on you?
We have an incredible (last minute) opportunity to work with the Seattle Parks Department this Saturday, Nov 19 at Gemenskap Park to prepare the park for winter. We’re looking for at least 10 volunteers to help us weed and mulch the rain gardens. Can we count on you? This is also a great opportunity to collect community service hours! We’ll be happy to sign your paperwork!
Gemenskap Park Fall Work Party 5910 14th Ave NW Saturday, November 19 10:30AM – 3:00PM
We had great fun this morning decorating pumpkins from our favorite local grocer, Top Banana, and noshing on yummy donuts from Top Pot. The pets got some treats from All the Best too! Thank you so much to our Ballard businesses for your donations!
We also had great costumes to show off, so we paraded through the park to the tunes of Monster Mash…
…and even survived a visit from a VERY HUNGRY BEAR!
Thank you neighbors for all the great fun this morning and to everyone who helped organize the event (Casey, Holly, Peter, Katie, Sylvia, Liz and Dawn).
We’re already starting to talk about a Holiday event in December. Reach out to us at email@example.com if you’d like to help out!
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Fall Festival at Gemenskap Park and Salmon Bay Park Sunday October 30, 2022
10:30 AM-12:30 PM Gemenskap Park – 5910 14th Ave NW 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Salmon Bay Park – 2001 NW Canoe Pl
Join the East Ballard Community Association and Salmon Bay Park Stewards for a Fall Festival in two of our favorite Ballard Parks – Gemenskap Park and Salmon Bay Park. There will be fun for all, including a pets and people costume parade, a pumpkin patch, treats, and more!
Bring a dish and/or beverage to share and enjoy a lovely evening in Gemenskap Park with your neighbors!
WHEN: Tuesday August 2, 2022 6pm-9pm
WHERE: Gemenskap Park – 14th Ave NW (meet in the plaza at NW 60th St)
Night Outis a national event promoted in Seattle by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities. Night Out is traditionally held on the first Tuesday night in August.
WHY: It’s a beautiful park to enjoy and we want to play in it now that the weather is getting nicer. Come join us to cheer on the kids and hang out to catch up with your neighbors! Bring your kids and furry friends too!
East Ballard neighbor, Roxanne Baechler-Gill’s five-year-old really wants to be a wizard, and a wishing well somehow figures into this. Accordingly, they have posted a wishing well on a tree outside their house, just across from Gemenskap Park (near NW 59th on the west side). If you’re nearby, please consider dropping a coin and/or a written wish (for anything you want!) to assist a child’s wizardly wish-granting dreams! They’re checking the wishing well every morning, just in case there are any wishes to grant.
WHO:: Families and friends of East Ballard & Gemenskap Park
WHAT:: This year’s East Ballard Spring Fling in Gemenskap Park will kick off with a spring bonnet parade, followed by our 2nd annual egg hunt for all ages. We’ll have refreshments, face painting, games, prizes and community. Bring your kids and furry friends too!
WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 10:00am – 1:00pm
WHY:: It’s a beautiful park to enjoy and we want to play in it now that the weather is getting nicer
Volunteer & Giving Opportunities
This is an all-volunteer run event that we’re funding with donations and time. We would love for YOU to join us! Here’s how you can help. Contact as at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in any of the following:
Participate in our planning meetings. The next one will be March 12 at 7PM. Contact us for location.
Help us on the day of the event (set up, break down, coordinate games, keep the refreshments table in order, and more)
Bring a healthy snack to share at the event
Be part of the entertainment – we’d love to hear your idea and get your help
Make a tax-deductible donation to support this and future events by donating to Groundswell NW (our fiscal sponsor) and adding a note that your giving to the East Ballard Community Association – http://www.groundswellnw.org/donate
Save your Ballard Market Receipts and bring to EBCA events or drop off at Blowing Sands Glass. Ballard Market donates 1% of the purchase to EBCA!
Join the EBCA as we clean up 14th Ave NW and tidy up the rain gardens in Gemenskap Park. Bring your friends, bring the kids, we’ll bring the rest! This will be a rain or shine event, so dress for the weather.
What: EBCA Fall Clean Sweep When: Saturday October 26 10AM-1PM Where: Blowing Sands Glass (5805 14th Ave NW)
Then join us again in November for a Fall Festival in Gemenskap Park. There will be fun for all, including a pets and people costume parade, a pumpkin patch, story telling, treats, lawn games and more!
What: EBCA Fall Festival When: Saturday November 2 10:30AM-12:30PM Where: Gemenskap Park (6000 14th Ave NW)