WHO:: Families and friends of East Ballard & Gemenskap Park
WHAT:: This year’s East Ballard Spring Fling in Gemenskap Park will kick off with a spring bonnet parade, followed by our 2nd annual egg hunt for all ages. We’ll have refreshments, face painting, games, prizes and community. Bring your kids and furry friends too!
WHEN: Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 10:00am – 1:00pm
WHY:: It’s a beautiful park to enjoy and we want to play in it now that the weather is getting nicer
Volunteer & Giving Opportunities
This is an all-volunteer run event that we’re funding with donations and time. We would love for YOU to join us! Here’s how you can help. Contact as at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in any of the following:
Participate in our planning meetings. The next one will be March 12 at 7PM. Contact us for location.
Help us on the day of the event (set up, break down, coordinate games, keep the refreshments table in order, and more)
Bring a healthy snack to share at the event
Be part of the entertainment – we’d love to hear your idea and get your help
Make a tax-deductible donation to support this and future events by donating to Groundswell NW (our fiscal sponsor) and adding a note that your giving to the East Ballard Community Association – http://www.groundswellnw.org/donate
Save your Ballard Market Receipts and bring to EBCA events or drop off at Blowing Sands Glass. Ballard Market donates 1% of the purchase to EBCA!
Join the EBCA as we clean up 14th Ave NW and tidy up the rain gardens in Gemenskap Park. Bring your friends, bring the kids, we’ll bring the rest! This will be a rain or shine event, so dress for the weather.
What: EBCA Fall Clean Sweep When: Saturday October 26 10AM-1PM Where: Blowing Sands Glass (5805 14th Ave NW)
Then join us again in November for a Fall Festival in Gemenskap Park. There will be fun for all, including a pets and people costume parade, a pumpkin patch, story telling, treats, lawn games and more!
What: EBCA Fall Festival When: Saturday November 2 10:30AM-12:30PM Where: Gemenskap Park (6000 14th Ave NW)
Thanks to all the neighbors and pets who came out last Tuesday to spend a beautiful evening in Gemenskap park to socialize, play games and share lots of food and drink! By the way, if you’re missing a wooden spoon, we have it, just email us at email@example.com. We hope you made some new friends, scheduled a play date or two and discovered what great things we can do together within a small patch of shared grass in the neighborhood.
We heard some great ideas around regular play afternoons in the park, walking dogs together, more events like last year’s Fall Festival and more. If you have an idea and want to run with it, reach out to us and we’ll help connect you with resources and spread the word!
Night Out is a national event promoted in Seattle by Seattle Police Department Crime Prevention. It is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite our communities.
The park is looking lovely, but the weeds in the rain gardens are getting out of control. Join your neighbors at Gemenskap Park on Saturday, July 27, between 10AM and 12PM and help us get the gardens looking pretty again. We’re also seeking neighbors who’d like to organize the next work party. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk with us on Saturday if you’re interested!