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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: "Ballard Commons Park" Is Name for New Park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
4/20/2005  1:44:00 PM
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"Ballard Commons Park" Is Name for New Park

Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent Ken Bounds decided today to name a new park in Ballard, "Ballard Commons Park."

Located at 5701 22nd Ave. NW in Ballard, this new 1.4-acre park was informally known as "Ballard Commons" or "Ballard Civic Center Park" during its development into a neighborhood park. Improvements to the park, which will be completed later this year, include a skateboard area, a lawn, central promenade, large "landmark" trees, and public art.

Funding for development of the park came from the Pro Parks Levy. For more information, please visit www.seattle.gov/parks/proparks/projects/BallardCivicCenterPark.htm

There was significant community support for "Ballard Commons" name, including from the Ballard District Council and Groundswell NW. The District Council is composed of representatives from 21 community and business organizations in Ballard. Groundswell NW advocates for parks and open space in the Ballard area, and has been very active in the development of the park.

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