Spring is here and summer is coming. Thanks all who helped at the latest work party, and please enjoy the park in the months to com.
We have a Facebook page. Check it out and “like” us.
As well as the photos on this blog, it’s always worth looking at the “ballardcornerspark” tag on flickr.
I found this fabulous pillow on the concrete sofa. Very cool!
Posted on May 15th 2012 by David Folweiler in Current State | Comments Off |
We had nearly 15 people today for the clean up. It was pleasant weather. We were done in 2 hours.
Posted on April 15th 2012 by David Folweiler in Events | Comments Off |
Spring has sprung! The furniture is cleaned up and the cherry blossoms are out.
Posted on April 12th 2012 by David Folweiler in Current State | Comments Off |
Posted on April 7th 2012 by David Folweiler in Current State | Comments Off |
Just a little reminder that, with all the good causes out there, that if you shop at Amazon out there with our links…
…then we continue to collect about 4% in referral fees a year.
This is a truly low-friction way to continue to trickle money to the park (the money continues to be managed by Groundswell) and is critical in maintaining a running balance in the maintenance budget and avoiding larger fund-raising events.
Every little helps, and it’s great to see (as I write this year’s check), that many people still remember.
Posted on February 7th 2012 by gordon in Uncategorized | Comments Off |
MyBallard.com posted these great pictures of a snowman in the park. Very cool!
Posted on January 26th 2012 by David Folweiler in Uncategorized | Comments Off |
I went to a City Council committee meeting today. They highlight a park each month and this month it was our turn. You can watch the meeting on the Seattle Channel.
My presentation is at about 2:15.
I just received news that our park has won an award for the creative use of concrete.
From the Daily Journal of Commerce:
“Ballard Corners Park was built on the site of a former corner store. The design was intended to recall local history through artful details, unique concrete forms and interpretive elements.
“The park has a life-size concrete corner store entry where tiles and interpretive panels were incorporated into the tabletops and columns. The material also allowed for smooth transitions and soft details in the living room furniture. Color brings added warmth and character to each of these features.
“The use of concrete at both the entry and the living room allowed designers to mix organic and formal shapes while maintaining consistency across the small space.
“Ready-mix concrete offered the project team the flexibility to create unique and playful forms, and provided the durability to hold up to public use and Seattle Parks maintenance practices. In addition, the material offered an economical way to bring diverse shapes and character to a small neighborhood park.”
The park designer John Barker tells me that will be a plaque given to us…I don’t know where we’ll put it.