Officially known as the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, the Ballard Locks is one of Seattle’s most popular tourist attractions, especially during the sunny months. The grounds also feature a fish ladder and the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden — one of the most beautiful park…
“The Locks” is a wonderful park to visit. Watching a boats go through the locks, which are very busy in the summer. A destination to ride our bikes and grab some fish n chips. And beautiful gardens to stroll, the fish ladder to watch and nice clean toilets.
I'd never seen the Locks before, and let me tell you: it was awesome. If you enjoy watching machines work, or watching boats travel, you'll enjoy the Locks. Unfortunately the salmon ladder was closed when we went, under renovations. There's parking at the parks on either side…
The Hiram M. Chittendon Locks are a Seattle landmark. The Locks are located in a beautiful park setting with plenty of room, grass and benches to relax. Uou can stroll around and learn about native trees and plants which are all marked. The Locks themselves are beautiful and…
Fun and restful place for hanging out for a few hours of city life decompression. Watching the boats come and go is entertaining (first-timers are generally quite bad at it) as are the dog-walkers, the exercisers and the gawkers just like you.