BALNA April 4th Meeting: Potluck & Shoreline PROS plan update

Kick off springtime by getting more acquainted with the neighborhood association and future plans for Shoreline parks and recreation!

BALNA’s April 4th meeting starts at 7:00pm with a potluck* social, followed by City of Shoreline guest speakers:  Eric Friedli, Director of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, Maureen Colaizzi, Park Project Coordinator, and Christine Southwick, PRCS/Tree Board who joins us to discuss the City’s update process for the Parks, Recreation, and Open Space (PROS) Plan and get feedback from attendees.

Over the next several months you will be invited to share your ideas in a variety of ways: by participating in neighborhood association meetings, answering survey questions, attending open houses, workshops, and focus groups, and responding to an online questionnaire. The City invites you to take a grateful look at the past, set an imaginative eye toward the future, and join the conversation at

Also, the City will update us on the upcoming King Conservation District (KCD) Urban Forest Health Management Program project that will assess the urban forest at Brugger’s Bog and Ballinger Open Space, create a management plan, develop a stewardship plan that can help guide volunteer efforts to help maintain the natural resources within these parks. City Council will review the proposed agreement between KCD and the City on Monday, April 4. A link to the staff report and attached agreement and scope of work can be found on the City Council Live and Video Council Meetings webpage under the agenda for Monday, April 4, 2016.

*This is also a BALNA potluck meeting, with Board members bringing food to share. So arrive a little before 7:00 to grab a bite before we start our speaker presentation at 7:15pm.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet some fellow Ballinger area neighbors and learn how you can influence Shoreline’s new 20-year plan for Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Plan (PROS).

Event is Monday, April 4, 2016, from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the North City Water District (1510 NE 177th St, Shoreline).

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Community Garden Plots Still Available – Apply Today!

There are still iCrow and Gardenindividual gardening plots available for this 2016 growing season!

If you’re interested, please download our 2 page application and gardener responsibilities list at BALNA_CommunityGardenApplication_March2016 and email it ASAP to Joyce L. at Spring planting is underway!

The 2016 garden plot fee is $35.00 for a 4 foot x 8 foot raised garden bed.

Let us know of any questions by sending an email via Contact Us

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Diggin’ Shoreline’s The History of Locally Produced Food at March BALNA Meeting

BALNA has invited Diggin’ Shoreline to show their presentation on The History of Locally Produced Food on Monday, March 7 at 7PM.  It’s a fascinating look at our neighborhoods as told from the unique perspective of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park historical food production.  In researching the original article, author Brian Peterka worked closely with Vicki Stiles, director of the Shoreline Historical Museum.  The presentation is both anecdotal and informative, and one gardeners and history buffs alike are sure to enjoy!

Event is open to the public and held at the North City Water District (1510 NE 177th St, Shoreline).

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On-Hold: Ballinger Community Garden Plots Application Process

The garden plot application process for the 2016 planting season is currently on hold. The future of the community garden site (located on Shoreline School District property that is scheduled for renovation starting in Aug 2016) is unknown and Garden Committee members are in conversation with the District to try and determine if gardening can happen this year.

Visit the Ballinger Neighborhood Community Garden page for more information.

Crow and Garden

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New Year BALNA Meeting: January 4, 2016

Join BALNA’s first meeting of 2016. Monday, January 4, 2016 at 7:00-8:15 pm.  We’re meeting at our new location of the North City Water District building (1519 NE 177th St.) It’s a great space and has lots of parking available.

For all BALNA meeting agendas and minutes, visit our Neighborhood Assoc Meetings page.

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BALNA Nov 2nd Meeting ~ Vision House and Hopelink Guest Speakers

Join BALNA’s monthly meeting on November 2, 2015 at 7:00PM.  We welcome special guest speakers from Vision House and Hopelink to speak on the ‘the human face’ of Shoreline’s economically challenged residents and the supportive programs available to help people in need.

We’re meeting at our brand new location of the North City Water District building (1519 NE 177th St.) It’s a great space and has lots of parking available.

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BALNA Has New Meeting Location – North City Water District

The BALNA Board is happy to announce we’ve found a new location for our monthly neighborhood association meetings. The North City Water District Board has graciously agreed to let us use the large meeting room in their newly remodel headquarter building at 1519 NE 177th St, Shoreline, WA 98155. It’s a great space and has lots of parking available for visitors.

This location also allows us to welcome the North City Neighborhood Association members to join us when we host special guest speakers and events.

Thanks again to the North City Water District Board for making this wonderful new meeting space for community use!

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2015 Outdoor Movie Night Slideshow


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Aug 15th Clean-up @ Aldercrest Site 9:00-10:00 am

Calling Ballinger helpers. Come pitch-in to make Aldercrest park clean and ready for our Aug 22nd Outdoor Movie Night.

Our goal is to clear the garbage and broken glass from the lower parking lot area (next to the upper track) so the Robotics Club can run demonstrations for Movie Night attendees.

Clean-up is Saturday, August 15,  from 9:00-10:00 am.  Bring gloves and a large broom if you have one.

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Outdoor Movie Night – August 22, 2015

Mark your calendar – Saturday, August 22, 2015 come to Outdoor Movie Night to watch The Wizard of Oz under the stars at Aldercrest Annex park.  Events start at 7:00pm with crafts and activities for the kids.  Watch for more details at our Movie Night page

Outdoor Movie Night 2015

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