17th Ave NW between NW 62nd and 63rd Sts.

In the 1990’s Groundswell NW and the Ballard Open Space Coalition (BOSC) first identified property at the corner of 17th Ave NW and NW 63rd as an acquisition opportunity as part of their Ballard/Crown Hill Open Space Inventory and Action Plan. In 2003, Seattle Parks Department purchased this property and in 2007, purchased the adjacent property to the south. With word of a new park in the making, the Friends of 63rd St Pocket park (now Friends of Ballard Corners Park) applied for and received matching grants from the Department of Neighborhoods to hire Barker Landscape Architects to work with the community to design and develop this unique pocket park complete with a stone living room, an homage to the old corner store, a children’s climbing structure, fruit trees and a rain garden. Ballard Corners Park celebrated their grand opening Oct 10, 2009 as Groundswell NW celebrated our 20th anniversary. Groundswell NW continues to partner with the Friends of Ballard Corners Park through fiscal sponsorship and supporting their efforts to care for and activate the park.

Ballard Corners Park & King 5 Evening

CLICK HERE to see the 2017 interview at Ballard Corners Park and the National Wildlife Federation.

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