Saturday, April 24, 2010

How Webster Park Came to Be

Webster Park, a .8-acre park which came into existence at the instigation of the Ballard community, was built on the site of the former Webster Elementary School. The park was built in 1997 after community members and a grassroots organization took up the cause of promoting increased open space in the Ballard area. Parks leased the site from the Seattle School District.

Seattle Parks purchased the land on March 18, 2009 for $1.6 million.