Ballard's first neighborhood greenway to open September 7

Construction of Ballard’s first neighborhood greenway is almost complete, and neighbors are getting ready to celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Just over 2.1 miles in length, the new greenway starts at the Burke-Gilman Trail at Seaview Avenue NW and follows NW 58th Street for the majority of the route, improving access to parks, schools, shops, restaurants and services. (see map).

This greenway is one of several that were proposed by the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways organization as a key corridor for improving pedestrian and bicycle access in the heart of Ballard.

The Ballard Neighborhood Greenways group is hosting a grand opening party on Saturday, Sept. 7 , from 2 until 5 p.m. Come see and learn about the changes, and join Kidical Mass or Spokespeople for a bike ride.

Activities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony, a bike rodeo for kids, booths, walking tours, and more.

Festivities will take place along NW 58th St between 20th and 22nd Avenue NW.   Learn more on Facebook.