- 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.
Wonderwood Park encompasses 39 acres with access to nature trails and space for recreational pursuits. Popular activities include hiking, picnicking, basketball, tennis, softball, soccer or enjoying the park's playground area.
Situated next to the Swinomish Channel, Museum of Northwest Art Store features local and international art in its exhibits. Its permanent collection contains fine art from artists like Kenneth Callahan and Guy Anderson.
Lang's Horse & Pony Farm is an equestrian facility offering several horse related services. Available services include a variety of trail ride options, horseback riding lessons, and several horseback riding centric summer camps.
A 3.38 acre waterfront park, Percival Landing Park features a harbor house, boat moorage, open space areas, picnic areas, a playground, restrooms, showers and public art. It hosts many events and festivals throughout the year.
Visitors who are interested in photo opportunities may enjoy the views offered by Little Mountain Park. In addition to the site's fall foliage, the location also provides a view of Skagit Valley from the summit.
Percival Landing is a 3.38-acre waterfront park that sits on the east side of Budd Bay. It's a gathering place for festivals and public celebrations. It's a block from the farmer's market and has a .9 mile boardwalk to view the bay and Olympic Mountains.
Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the lake from the many benches in Capitol Lake Park. There is a gravel path surrounding the lake for walking and biking. The lake is occupied with geese, ducks, and heron.
Yashiro Japanese Garden is a .74 acre garden advertised as being 'a visionary expression about our connectedness to nature and earth.' The garden maintains a picnic area and may interest those looking for a place to relax.