Jerry Gay
Green space advocate Dawn Hemminger stands in front of the future 14th Avenue NW Park Boulevard, a culmination of over six years of community building by the East Ballard Community Association and the neighbors and businesses of East Ballard.

Groundswell recognizes the 14th Ave NW Boulevard as their "Park of the Month"

In celebration of Ballard's green spaces, Groundswell NW features and celebrates a "Park of the Month" and the community around it. After a winter hiatus, Groundswell NW recognizes the 14th Ave NW Park Boulevard as their first Park of the Month for 2012.

From Groundswell NW:

The 14th Ave NW Park Boulevard project is a culmination of over six years of community building by the East Ballard Community Association and the neighbors and businesses of East Ballard. The current phase of the project proposes to convert two blocks of 14th Ave NW between NW 59th and 61st from existing roadway and parking median to community park green space, green infrastructure, and incorporate safety improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. This proposal builds on a Visioning process begun in 2006 (14th Ave NW Visioning Project, Carlson Architects) which seeks context-appropriate safety improvements and green infrastructure and park‐space from Salmon Bay to NW 65th Street along 14th Ave NW.

Project Goals:

Create a community park and greenspace
Address environmental concerns by converting existing stormwater treatment from piped conveyance into on‐site biofiltration
Improve safety in the corridor for all transit users.
The project has been awarded funding from the Parks and Green Spaces Levy, and a design team led by Mithun is working with the community to develop plans. Please see the notice below for the second community workshop and contacts for getting involved.

Visit our previous coverage and the EBCA blog for more information

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