Ballard Prepares

Ballard Prepares is a voluntary network of committed individuals and organizations working to help Ballard neighborhoods immediately deal with catastrophic natural disasters and to recover after the disaster. Ballard Prepares is developing six Emergency Communication Hubs that will activate after a major disaster to establish communication with the city of Seattle’s Emergency Operations Center and to assist in the coordination of local available resources provided by residents, organizations, and businesses. Ballard Prepares also works to educate the entire Ballard community on emergency preparedness in advance of a disaster.

Sustainable Ballard is one of many organizations collaborating in the Ballard Prepares initiative to create an emergency plan for the neighborhood.  The six emergency hubs for Ballard and Crown Hill are:

  • Loyal Heights Community Center
    2101 NW 77th St, 98117
    Contact: Cheryl Dyer / 206-784-3724
  • Shilshole Bay Marina
    Dock M-60
    7001 Seaview Ave NW #160, 98117
    Contact: Jim Doub / 206-979-9016
  • Gilman Playground
    901 N 54th St, 98107
    Contact: Linda Frank / 206-778-3350
  • Crown Hill Park
    9089 Holman Rd NW, 98117
    Contact: Dennis Galvin / 206-706-7663
  • Kirke Park
    7028 – 9th Ave NW, 98117
    Contact: Hugh Kelso / 206-789-3906
  • Ballard Commons Park
    5701 – 22nd Ave NW, 98107
    Contact: Martha Dilts / 206-782-7824

For more information about the Ballard / Crown Hill Hubs email ballardprepares@gmail.com or visit the Ballard Prepares Website.

Project Liaison:  Jenny Heins