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Open Space is an Asset – Please Help Us Find It!

Hey you lovers of parks and open space!

Groundswell NW is developing the Ballard Open Space Plan. This plan will drive open space planning for many years to come. It is absolutely critical that it be as complete as possible!

We really need your help. We are asking you to do two things for us:

1. Fill out this survey about open space in the Ballard District. We really want to know what you think. It’ll just take a few minutes. http://ballardopenspaceplan.org/survey

2. Help walk you neighborhood to inventory both existing and potential open space. No one knows your neighborhood like you do. Use a smartphone app to add items to the Ballard Open Space Plan. http://ballardopenspaceplan.org/help-us-discover-open-space/smartphone-app/ Anyone and everyone is asked to help. No special skills are needed. See a vacant lot, extra wide planting strip, right of way, or anything else that could become open space to share – add it to the inventory!

Here’s what we have so far.  Notice how many neighborhoods (and perhaps yours) have yet to be inventoried. The clumps of trees are new inventory items.  The orange circles are items from the 1996 inventory.

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Posted on July 4th 2014 by David Folweiler in Groundswell NW | Comments Off |

Work Party 2 Nov 13

Gabriella hosted a work party on 2 Nov 13. She had 19 volunteers!

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Ballard Corners Park work party Fall 2013

 

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Posted on December 4th 2013 by David Folweiler in Current State,work parties | Comments Off |

The Season of Consuming is upon us…

Remember every little you spend via our Amazon sponsorship link:

http://www.amazon.com/?%5Fencoding=UTF8&tag=ballardcorner-20&linkCode=sb1

…continues to collect about 4% in referral fees and this money goes into our kitty.

The money continues to be managed by Groundswell and helps pay for our work parties, tile and plaque restoration without exceptional fund raising. So please remember us this Holiday season and Cyber Monday.

Posted on December 1st 2013 by master in Fundraising | Comments Off |

Spring Work Party

Gabriela had a good crew of helpers last Saturday.
jonah and corbin

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Posted on March 8th 2013 by David Folweiler in Current State,Events | Comments Off |

Creative Pillow on the Sofa

I found this fabulous pillow on the concrete sofa. Very cool!

creative survey pillow

creative survey pillow

creative survey pillow on couch

creative survey pillow on couch

Posted on May 15th 2012 by David Folweiler in Current State | Comments Off |

Park clean up

We had nearly 15 people today for the clean up. It was pleasant weather. We were done in 2 hours.

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Posted on April 15th 2012 by David Folweiler in Events | Comments Off |

Spring!

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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 |

Cherry Trees

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The cherry trees are in full blossom this week!

Posted on April 7th 2012 by David Folweiler in Current State | Comments Off |

Old habits are worth keeping: Amazon referral fees

Just a little reminder that, with all the good causes out there, that if you shop at Amazon out there with our links…

http://www.amazon.com/?%5Fencoding=UTF8&tag=ballardcorner-20&linkCode=sb1

…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 |

snowman on the couch

MyBallard.com posted these great pictures of a snowman in the park.  Very cool!

dog and snowman

dog and snowman

snowman lounging

snowman lounging

Posted on January 26th 2012 by David Folweiler in Uncategorized | Comments Off |

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