We’ve been floating around the idea for a few weeks now about having a walking tour of East Ballard for our June Day Out Event on Saturday June 13th. We thought it would be fun to get a group of neighbors together on foot and bike to meander through our unique neighborhood and share some of the places that make East Ballard special.
At first, we were thinking about doing an historical walking tour, but with just a few weeks to go, the planning was a little daunting, but I’m sure we have some folks in our neighborhood who could share some great historical knowledge on our tour!
Then I thought it’d be cool to highlight some of the great projects that have been created by our community, like the P-patches, parks and public art. Then there are the really interesting remodeled homes and the homes with innovative water catchment systems and solar panels on the roof, and then there’s unusual public art and murals, and then there are fun businesses that sell crazy socks and cafes with amazing pastries and coffee, and then, and then….. Well my list started getting really big and our tour would have ended up lasting for several days.
In the end, I realized that there are probably a lot of really interesting places in East Ballard that I’ve never discovered, but that you know about it. I’d love to hear from you. What’s your favorite discovery in East Ballard? I’ll collect all of these recommendations and see if we can fit them into our tour. Contact me if you’d like to help us organize this walk, but most of all, please tell your neighbors and friends!
Please take a moment to include your favorite discovery in East Ballard in the comments section below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t know where the heck East Ballard is, then you can check here first.