Date: Tuesday, June 25, 10 AM – Noon
Host: Hiram M. Chittenden Ballard Locks
Location: Ballard Locks Visitor Center
3015 NW 54th Street
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 783-7059
Program: Community Feedback and Feasibility Studies
Rich Deline, representative for the Corps Foundation, has been involved in the renovation project at the Fish Ladder from the ground up. He will discuss the history of the Locks and the complexities of working with the Corps of Engineers, the Corps Foundation, Friends of the Ballard Locks, and others. He’ll talk about why non-government funding was needed for the renovation, about the community impact and feasibility studies they conducted to help guide the renovation, and about how they used those studies to support their capital campaign. After telling us about their planning stages, Rich will take us over to the Fish Ladder to give us a look at the progress they’ve made on the renovation project.
From I-5 to North side of Locks:
Take the NE 50th Street Exit
Head West on NE 50th St.
Turn left on Phinney Ave N
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto N 49th St.
Continue straight through traffic circle
Turn right onto NW Market St.
Stay slight right to stay on NW Market St.
Turn left onto 32nd Ave NW
Turn left onto 54th St.
The Parking lot for the Visitor Center will be on the left.
Parking: You can park on either the North or South side of the Locks. If you approach from the South you will need to cross the Locks to reach the Visitor Center.
There is free unlimited parking is available in the neighborhoods nearby. You can walk across the Lock chambers from either side. City of Seattle metered parking is available at the North main entrance.
Buses: 33 and 44 stop nearby the locks.