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Ballard Corners Park

A Pocket park rooted in local history in seattle, wa

This small pocket park in NW Seattle was designed in collaboration with the surrounding neighborhood. The design concept, artistic details, and interpretive elements are strongly rooted in local history. Support from community volunteers and historical donor tiles helped make this park a success and neighbors continue to garden and maintain the site with regular work parties. The park features a playful concrete living room, native plantings, a demonstration rain garden, natural and structured play areas, and a gateway entrance with “soda fountain style” interpretive tabletops and spinning bar stools that hearken back to the neighborhood corner stores which peppered the Ballard district. The raingarden, in the right-of-way filters run-off from the street.

This project was designed by Barker Landscape Architects (now with Environmental Works).

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