Monday, June 11, 2012

A Wonderful Celebration at Webster Park

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate!  Groundswell NW founders and early supports, Webster Park supporters and early volunteers and members of the community!  Dave Boyd from Groundswell NW emceed the festivities and we we treated to some great comments from King County Councilmember Larry Phillips and Groundswell NW/Webster Park founder Lillian Riley.

The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band played their hearts out and entertained all in attendance while they ate cake, played games and collected prizes.  

It was fun to see the all of these people gather to support Webster Park and Groundswell NW.

Thank you!

King County Councilmember Larry Phillips 
speaks to the crowd at Webster Park.

Amy Janas, Marilla Satterwhite, Dave Boyd, Lois Spiegel, 
Lillian Riley, and Catherine Darley sing Happy 
Birthday to Webster Park.

Some younger fans enjoy cake and the 
Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band.

Jim Diers and Lillian Riley

King County Councilmember Larry 
Phillips and Lillian Riley

Guest conductor for The Ballard 
Sedentary Sousa Band.

Children participating in a cake walk style game.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Please join us at the 15th Anniversary 
celebration of Webster Park

Kindly RSVP is you'll attend!

Monday, May 28, 2012

More Volunteers Needed

We need a few more volunteers on hand to help monitor some simple games, hand out prizes or help with serving cake.

Kindly let me know if you can spare two-three hours on June 9th.

Contact Amy at 206-779-3593 or email

Thank you!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Celebrating Webster Park

This June marks the 15th anniversary of Webster Park's opening day. To celebrate this occasion and to honor some of the people who made the park possible, we're having a party! There will be a musical set by the Ballard Sedentary Souza Band, games for kids, refreshments, and fun.

Where:  Webster Park
               3025 NW 68th St.
When:   9 June 2012
Time:    1:00pm - 4:00pm

We will have some brief comments from 1:00 - 1:15, and the Ballard Sedentary Souza Band will begin playing around 1:15pm.

Volunteers are needed to help oversee a few games, prizes and food.  If you are interested, please contact Amy at 206-779-3593 or email: webster.park.ballard [at] gmail [dot] com

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Field Day at Ballard Commons

Summer Field Day at Ballard Commons Park - 31 July 2011, 4pm - 7pm.

Join Groundswell NW at the Ballard Commons! There will be games, lunch box meals from QFC and other refreshments. Groundswell will have information about Ballard Commons as well as other Ballard-area parks! Stop by to visit, chat with your Ballard neighbors and mull over various park volunteer opportunities!

Ballard Commons Park
NW 57th & 22nd Ave NW

Webster Park Spring Recap & Mid-Summer Update

In April, the plants at the triangle entrance were replaced with ferns by the Parks Dept. They look wonderful and are thriving in the cool, wet weather!

Webster Park was Groundswell NW's "Park of the Month" in May. Here is a link to an article:

By the time June rolled around, while the sun wasn't necessarily out very often, the longer days persuaded the trees to leaf out and the plants began to take off! Much of the weeding and mulching from the Oct. 2010 work party paid off: Weeds are being kept down.

This month and into August, the sculpture wall artwork is being restored. The paint was accidentally damaged (due to pressure washing) last year. Through many phones calls and emails, Lillian Riley was able to secure both maintenance budget funds and privately donated funds to repair and restore the artwork. The artist and park space designer, Charles Bigger, is onsite doing the work. So, if you see a fellow working on the artwork, ask him if he's Charlie and introduce yourself -- and thank him for envisioning such a wonderful park!

In late July, the port-a-potty near the blacktop/basketball hoops was destroyed. It appears to have been lit on fire. The parks department was notified and they promptly had it removed. I don't have any information on a replacement.

-- Amy

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Webster Park - Fall Clean Up

Announcing: Fall Clean Up at Webster Park (Sat., 16 October 2010)

Please join us to kick off the first Friends of Webster Park community event!

Where: Webster Park, 3025 NW 68th ST
When: Sat., 16 October 2010
Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM (drop-in any time!)
note: the mulching part will being about 12:30

What we'll be doing: final weeding for fall (beds, planters, walkways), cutting back foliage, raking leaves, spreading mulch, sweeping up the play area. We'd also like to hear from you about what you'd like to see happen at the park!

Tools will be provided - but feel free to bring your favorite weeding tool or broom!

We hope you can make it to this event or a future event. If you cannot make it, but would like to contribute a snack for volunteers -- please let me know! Email: