The Friends of the Hiram M. Chittenden (Ballard) Locks is a group of individuals, who  volunteer with the Army Corps of Engineers to help preserve historical materials related to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and Carl English Gardens.

The Friends of the Locks hold a monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the locks.  All are welcome.  Please fill out our volunteer form or drop a line to susanatthelocks-at-gmail.com for directions.

We are currently building out our web presence, including a blog (link below).

                             Mission Statement

The Friends of the Chittenden Locks endeavors to identify, preserve, and make available records and papers, images, film and artifacts of enduring historical value concerning the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Garden, and the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The Friends perform this mission as individual volunteers for the Seattle District of the US Army Corps of Engineers with the common bonds of a desire to document the history of these sites and serve the local community.

                                      Thanks for visiting & stay tuned!

   If you are interested in volunteering, please contact susanatthelocks-at-gmail.com
   or friendsofthelocks-at-gmail.com.