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Thank you so much for everyone who came out to Ballard Summer Parkways 2016! We had a blast! We are looking forward to opening 3 miles of streets for you again this year along Alki Beach in West Seattle on Sunday, September 25th.

Please take this brief survey about your experience at the City of Seattle's Summer Parkways event. Your anonymous responses will help us understand how to improve the events we can offer. Thank you so much for your time! To start the survey, click here.

Thank you again to the Sustainable Ballard Festival, Seattle Parks and Recs, SDOT, Department of Neighborhoods CityScoop and everyone else who made this event amazing! Share our digital toolkit with your friends, families and neighbors to help us spread the word about our next two events!

The second event in our series will bring the fun back to Ballard! We are partnering with the Sustainable Ballard Festival, Seattle Parks and Recreation and dozens of community partners to bring safe streets and sunny fun to Ballard.

This route will highlight some of the beautiful natural areas and vibrant neighborhoods located in Ballard, such as Ballard Commons Park, Ballard Corners Park, Salmon Bay Park, Loyal Heights Community Center, Sunset Hill Park, Bergen Place Park and the myriad shops and businesses along Ballard Avenue. Whether you love biking, running, walking, strolling, skating, hovering, longboarding- its up to you because weve got a ton of fun planned for you along our Ballard Summer Parkways route. After youve cruised the beauty of Ballard, you can visit the Sustainable Ballard Festival and enjoy even more educational and fun activities.

We want you to participate! To host an activity and promote your cause during the event, sign up to participate by filling out our easy application. Participation is free, come out and show Seattle what Ballard is all about! 

Here are just a few of the activities you can expect to find at Ballard Summer Parkways:

Sustainable Ballard Festival

  • Tea Garden provided by Miro Tea
  • Solar Garden with Solar Powered Rubber Duckies, Ovens and more
  • Build a birdhouse out of campaign signs!
  • A Farm and Garden Zone with Petting Zoo

Ballard Summer Parkways
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  • Stay hydrated & get educated with SPU- H2O conservation info & water refilling station
  • Visit Bikemobile with Bikeworks~ Learn how to repair bikes & get repairs done!
  • Find beautiful scarves and jewelry at Lena's Odds and Ends

11:00 Clinic sign up open 12:00 Skate Clinic #1 1:00 Skate Clinic #2 2:00 Skate Clinic #3 3:00 Skate Demonstration

And so much more!

We still have plenty of room for partners, SIGN UP to partner with us today and show Ballard what you're all about. 

Volunteer for the events! We have a shift for everyone. Regardless of ability. Find out more and sign up to volunteer today!

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