Community Resources

Community Resources

Baker Park

The dedication of Baker Park in 1997 culminated years of work by community members to transform the park, acquired with Open Space Bond Program "opportunity fund" dollars, into a little gem of a park in an underserved part of the city. The park complements the curriculum of neighborhood daycare and after-school programs.

Baker Park has a small play area with wood chips, a pedestrian path that meanders through it, and Totem Pole made from a monkey puzzle tree.

Location

8347 14th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98117
United States
47° 41' 24.0324" N, 122° 22' 26.6664" W

Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board

The Ballard Avenue Landmark District was created by the Seattle City Council in 1976. Buildings throughout the District embody the distinctive characteristics of modest commercial architecture from the 1890s through the 1940s, creating a sense that the street is almost suspended in time. Visitors to this unique neighborhood will find boutiques, artists studios, and galleries side by side with manufacturers of fishing equipment and even a television studio.

Location

700 Fifth Ave. Suite 1700 District Board City of Seattle
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
Phone: 206-684-0229
47° 40' 7.014" N, 122° 21' 46.6056" W

Ballard Commons Park

Ballard Commons Park opened to the public in 2005 and features a skate bowl, water feature, engaging public art, relaxing seating areas and lawns and ADA accessible walkways. The park forms part of a new municipal center in Ballard, with a Seattle Public Library branch and Neighborhood Service Center located across the street in an award-winning building that also opened in 2005.

Location

5701 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
47° 40' 12.6264" N, 122° 23' 5.1684" W

Ballard Community Center

The Ballard Community Center offers before and after-school activities, teen programs, sports teams and dance study, a toddler playroom, pottery and exercise classes, senior programs and topical workshops. The gymnasium, kitchen and several meeting rooms are available for rent.

Location

6020 28th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
Phone: (206) 684-4093
47° 40' 21.1044" N, 122° 23' 34.6488" W

Ballard District Council

The Ballard District Council meets monthly at the Ballard Library and was formed to:

-create a powerful and yet representative voice from the Ballard community

-encourage the many diverse interests in Ballard to find each other and work together for community improvement

-create an organization of representatives; the BDC believes that the "whole" is greater and more powerful than the "sum of its parts"

-support and strengthen existing community organizations and encourage new efforts to create opportunities for civic involvement  read more »

Location

Seattle, WA 98107
United States
47° 40' 6.096" N, 122° 22' 37.0488" W

Ballard Farmers Market

Open Hours: 
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The thriving Sunday Ballard Farmers Market goes all year round, with a surprising variety of local foods, such as fresh wild fish, orchard fruits, fresh picked seasonal greens and vegetables that are still available throughout the year, complimented by the cheeses, mushrooms and foraged edible delicacies, gourmet shellfish, honeys, breads and more.

Location

Ballard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
47° 39' 56.0376" N, 122° 22' 55.884" W

Ballard Food Bank

The Mission of Ballard Food Bank is to assist individuals and families in maintaining self-sufficiency by providing assistance for basic needs.

Location

7001 24th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
Phone: 206-789-7800
47° 40' 47.2116" N, 122° 23' 15.2268" W

Ballard Historical Society

The Ballard Historical Society was formed in 1988 with encouragement from the Ballard Centennial Committee in celebration of the Washington State Centennial in 1989. The Society is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers committed to the research, preservation and public awareness of Ballard history.

Location

5604 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
Phone: 206-706-9236
47° 40' 10.2036" N, 122° 23' 5.136" W

Ballard Library

Open Hours: 
See Web site

Ballard's public Seattle Library.

Location

5614 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
Phone: 206-684-4089
47° 40' 10.4556" N, 122° 23' 5.1396" W

Ballard Neighborhood Service Center

Rob Mattson is the Neighborhood District Coordinator: rob.mattson@seattle.gov.

Location

5604 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
Phone: 206-684-4060
47° 40' 10.2036" N, 122° 23' 5.136" W

Ballard Playground

Ballard Playfield, adjacent to Ballard Community Center and Adams Elementary School, is a multi-purpose playfield featuring a children's play area and a soccer/baseball/softball field.

Location

2644 N.W. 60th St.
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
47° 40' 20.4384" N, 122° 23' 31.8228" W

Bergen Place

Bergen Place Park in downtown Ballard is located in the heart of the business district on the triangular site between Leary Avenue, 22nd Avenue NW, and Market Street.

Redesigned in 2004, benches and trees line the open square. The park is home to Artist Jenn Lee Dixon's "Witness Trees" and a community information kiosk.

Bergen Place was named for Bergen, Norway, one of Seattle's International Sister Cities.

Location

5420 22nd Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
47° 40' 4.0476" N, 122° 23' 5.118" W

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Facilitates one-to-one mentoring relationship between an adult volunteer and a child at risk.

Location

Seattle, WA 98107
United States
47° 40' 6.096" N, 122° 22' 37.0488" W

Burke Gilman Trail

From Golden Gardens Park in Ballard to the northern shores of Lake Washington and beyond, walkers, joggers, skaters and bicyclists travel on a series of trail sections maintained by both the city's parks and transportation departments.

In Ballard, the trial begins at Golden Gardens Park, follow street traffic along Salmon Bay, linking up with a separate paved trail near the Fred Meyer store on Northwest 45th Street and continuing to Fremont and beyond.

Location

Seattle, WA 98107
United States
47° 40' 6.096" N, 122° 22' 37.0488" W

Carkeek Park

Located in northwest Seattle, this popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

Years of hard work by neighbors and volunteers have brought salmon back to Pipers Creek in Carkeek Park.

Location

950 N.W. Carkeek Park Rd.
Seattle, WA 98177
United States
47° 42' 39.8016" N, 122° 22' 17.1408" W

Crown Hill Glen

A quiet 4,000 square foot park located at the convergence of two street ends and included a winding nature path leading through trees and native plants.

Location

8735 19th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98117
United States
47° 41' 36.3552" N, 122° 22' 53.0184" W

Fremont Toastmasters Club

A group that teaches how to increase confidence in public speaking.

Location

717 N. 36th St. Fremont Baptist Church
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-347-3352
47° 39' 4.4748" N, 122° 20' 57.534" W

Gilman Playground

Gilman Playground’s features include ballfields, tennis courts, an adventure playground and play area, and wading pool.

Location

923 N.W. 54th St.
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
47° 40' 4.3932" N, 122° 22' 7.8168" W

Golden Gardens

Located in Ballard on Puget Sound, this popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.

A recent project restored two wetlands, established a short loop trail, and restored the northern beach. Golden Gardens offers strolls along a rugged coastline, hikes through forest trails, sunbathing on sandy beaches, fishing from a pier and a boat launch.

The park is also home to an off-leash area for dogs in the upper northern portion of the park.  read more »

Location

8498 Seaview Pl. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98117
United States
47° 41' 26.0844" N, 122° 24' 7.5276" W

Greenwood Library

Open Hours: 
See Web site

Greenwood's public Seattle library.

Location

8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
United States
Phone: 206-684-4086
47° 41' 13.5312" N, 122° 21' 19.0548" W

Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks

Open Hours: 
Seasonal hours (see Web site)

The Locks provides a link for boats between the saltwater of the Puget Sound and the fresh water of the Ship Canal connecting to Lake Union and Lake Washington.
Both tourists and locals enjoy watching the parade of sailboats, motorboats, tugs, barges and yachts passing through. Pass a sunny day watching boats of all shapes and sizes come into the locks, and the water level is adjusted to allow their safe passage to the lake or sound.

Location

3015 N.W. 54th St.
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
Phone: 206-783-7059
47° 40' 3.522" N, 122° 23' 49.8876" W

Leif Erikson Lodge / Sons of Norway

Leif Erikson Lodge
Telephone: +1 (206) 783-1274
2245 NW 57th Street
Seattle, WA

The mission of Sons of Norway is to promote and to preserve the heritage and culture of Norway, to celebrate our relationship with other Nordic countries, and provide quality insurance and financial products to our members.

Live Girls! Theater

Live Girls! is a theater company dedicated to producing and developing new works by women since 1999.

Location

2220 N.W. Market St. (lower level)
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
Phone: 1-800-838-3006

Loyal Heights Community Center

In addition to its popular playfields, this center offers many recreational, educational and childcare opportunities. Programs include weight training, preschool classes and co-ops, toddlers’ playgroups, before and after-school activities, senior activities, youth sports and dance classes. They have recently added facilities available for rental.

Location

2101 N.W. 77th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
United States
Phone: (206) 684-4052
47° 41' 5.9892" N, 122° 22' 59.8656" W

Loyal Heights Playfield

Loyal Heights Playfield, adjacent to Loyal Heights Community Center, includes ballfields, and a children's play area.

Location

2101 N.W. 77th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
United States
47° 41' 5.9892" N, 122° 22' 59.8656" W

Market Street Singers

Originating in the summer of 2004 as the Arts Ballard Festival Choir, we performed at the Shev Shoon Arts Center for the September Ballard Art Walk event, "art'fisk 2004." We so enjoyed singing for the community that we decided to continue and began rehearsing and performing under our new name, The Market Street Singers, in October 2004. We made our debut in November at Homeward Bound, a fundraiser for the Interfaith Hospitality Network, which helps homeless people to learn to provide for themselves.

Location

Seattle, WA 98107
United States
Phone: 206-297-3228
47° 40' 6.096" N, 122° 22' 37.0488" W

Marvin's Garden Park

Marvin's Garden is a quiet oasis across the street from Bergen Place Park in Ballard. Its five benches on a stone-embedded concrete patio are surrounded by cedar trees, shrubbery, and flowers in planters. It is also the site of the red brick Ballard Centennial Bell Tower, created to hold the old Ballard City Hall bell at the site where the City Hall stood, and to mark the Ballard Avenue Historic District. Note the inlaid compass in the floor of the bell tower.

Location

22nd Avenue Northwest and Ballard Avenue Northwest
Seattle, WA 98107
United States
47° 40' 3.4464" N, 122° 23' 5.1288" W

Nordic Heritage Museum

Open Hours: 
See Web site

Internationally recognized, the Nordic Heritage Museum shares Nordic culture with people of all ages and backgrounds by exhibiting art and objects, preserving collections, providing educational and cultural experiences, and serving as a community gathering place.

Location

3014 N.W. 67th St.
Seattle, WA 98117
United States
Phone: 206-789-5707
47° 40' 38.0352" N, 122° 23' 50.6976" W

North Beach Park and Ravines

This wooded ravine is in northwest Seattle. In 2003, it is home to at least 10 great blue heron nests. It includes a mix of private and public ownership, primarily between Northwest 90th and Northwest 92nd streets.

This project includes potential acquisitions to connect and extend existing green space in the North Beach Natural Area.  read more »

Location

Between 28th and 30th avenues northwest
Seattle, WA 98177
United States