Seattle Summer Parkways 2015 — Coming to Ballard

summer-parkways-july2010-022Imagine the freedom of riding your bike, walking, or rolling down the street with friends, neighbors, and complete strangers. You can explore a neighborhood via a several-mile long route that connects to neighborhood parks full of fun activities.  This is Seattle Summer Parkways 2015 and it’s coming to Ballard.

Watch this short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlx6BeBindY ) from our friends at Seattle Neighborhood Greenways to see how amazing Summer Parkways events are for cities and communities.

Seattle Summer Parkways will give you the chance to test out new or planned bikeways summer parkwaysthat link together city parks, community centers, and other community spaces. At parks along the route, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Cascade Bicycle Club, and many other organizations will host activities, events, and live music. Get out and explore your city, car-free and carefree.

For more information or to volunteer: Summer.Parkways@Seattle.gov.

Happening in Ballard — September 19, 2015

~  7 miles in length
~  70 intersections
~  Involves both partial and full closures of roadway
~  Activating 5-7 areas and parks – Sunset Hill Park, Loyal Heights Playfields, Salmon Bay Park, Ballard Commons Park, 6th Ave Pocket Park, Ballard Corners and a future park site on 14th Ave
~  Activities will include music, yoga, performances, food trucks, arts activities, etc. Activities will be primarily contained in parks, minimal activity on street.

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