Friends of Ballard Corners Park Just another WordPress weblog Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:55:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Spring Work Party – 9 Apr 16 Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:51:43 +0000 There was great weather for a Gabriella-led work party last Saturday.  13 people showed up to help out!






Work Party – 14 Nov 15 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:50:31 +0000 A few hearty soles helped out at our fall work party, including stalwarts Jody, Mark, Brent, Davidya, and of course Gabriella.






Summer Work Party with Harps! Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:37:11 +0000 Gabriella led another successful work party.  This one had accompaniment by harp players.










Spring Work Party Wed, 08 Apr 2015 04:19:10 +0000 Gabriella led a spring work party and had a good turn out.  Here are some pics:


Work Party! Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:39:51 +0000 Gabriella led the annual fall work party.  Here are some of the hale and hearty volunteers.


Open Space is an Asset – Please Help Us Find It! Fri, 04 Jul 2014 15:56:43 +0000 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.

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. 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.

BOSP map - 2014.07.03

Work Party 2 Nov 13 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:16:42 +0000 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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The Season of Consuming is upon us… Mon, 02 Dec 2013 05:03:03 +0000 Remember every little you spend via our Amazon sponsorship link:

…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.

Spring Work Party Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:30:11 +0000 Gabriela had a good crew of helpers last Saturday.
jonah and corbin

















Creative Pillow on the Sofa Tue, 15 May 2012 18:35:51 +0000 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