- The list below includes 368 free or cheap things to do in or near Ballard, Washington, including 94 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Movie Theaters, Farms & Ranches and Dog Park.
- From Discovery Park to Fremont, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ballard and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Seattle, Kirkland, Bremerton and Poulsbo.
Waverly Beach Park sits on the edge of Lake Washington and offers picnic tables/benches, a public dock, windsurfing and fishing areas, and a playground for kids. Restrooms and a refreshment stand/market are also available.
Situated on 6.7 acres, Eagledale Park is a former missile site that features tennis and volleyball courts along with a pottery workshop and views of Mount Rainier. It provides a children's playground, picnic facilities and a one-acre dog park.
Juanita Beach Park was recently renovated to include 900 new trees and evergreens to be planted, an outdoor amphitheater, ball fields, new benches, and updated barbeque and rental facilities. The beach itself is the biggest in Kirkland in terms of overall sand area.
Visitors can enjoy a walk along the docks of the downtown Kirkland waterfront at Marina Park. The park provides a view of Lake Washington, walking and jogging trails, and it also host special events like 4th of July celebrations.
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Juanita Beach Park, 9703 NE Juanita Drive, Kirkland, WA 98034 MoreLess Info
Northwest Paddle Surfers specializes in the rental of Stand Up Paddle boards. Single and two person kayaks and an 8 person board for parties is available. PaddleFlow Yoga combines SUP boarding and Yoga for on the lake yoga classes.
Featuring a mix of beer and mini-golf, Flatstick Pub is a unique location offering a number of fun amenities for its guests. Visitors to the pub commonly enjoy playing a round of indoor mini-golf, drinking local beers, or watching sports.
The 110-acre wetland park has running trails, wooden covered bridges, and abundant wild life such as turtles, ducks, osprey, ducks, red-winged black birds, and beaver. Guided tours of the park's wetlands are available on Sundays. Tai Chi classes meet here weekly.
Located along the eastern edge of Lake Washington, Houghton Beach Park provides access to the lake for fishing, boating and swimming. The park has paved walking trails, open grass areas, a children's playground and a volleyball court.