Ballard Park Acquisition

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

The scope of this project is to acquire .9 acre in the Ballard area in northwest Seattle. In addition, this project includes the demolition of the three structures currently on the property; dormitory, single-family house and detached garage.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Seattle Parks & Rec Dept Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: 350000 Applicant Match: 2330717.78 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 36 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 08-1292

Location Details

Directions from RCO Office, Olympia: Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 19 minutes Total Est. Distance: 69.68 miles 1: Start out going NORTH on WASHINGTON ST SE toward 11TH AVE SE. <0.1 miles 2: Turn LEFT onto 11TH AVE SE. <0.1 miles 3: Turn LEFT onto CAPITOL WAY S. 0.1 miles 4: Turn LEFT onto 14TH AVE SE. 0.5 miles 5: Merge onto I-5 N toward SEATTLE. 65.9 miles 6: Take the N 85TH ST exit- EXIT 172- toward AURORA AVE N. 0.2 miles 7: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto N 85TH ST. 0.4 miles 8: Turn LEFT onto WALLINGFORD AVE N. 0.2 miles 9: Turn RIGHT onto N 80TH ST. 1.4 miles 10: Turn LEFT onto 9TH AVE NW. 0.4 miles 11: End at 7028 9th Ave Nw, Seattle, WA 98117-5201, US

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.