FREE Centennial Coins (Pressed Pennies) available at the Visitor Center.   Choose from 4 designs, get all 4 if you want.   Normally there is a charge but during the Centennial, they are free.
There are nearly 50 other pressed penny locations in Washington State.
We encourage purchasing ($5.50) a collector's book to put your coins in....proceeds go to Locks education programs.

News Release

$400,000 Gift/Grant given toward Upgrades to the Ballard Locks Fish Ladder Viewing Area.

Jim Adams (left) of Discover Your Northwest and Rich Deline of the Corps Foundation, two non-profits supporting visitor education at the Locks, accept the check from Claire Bishop of the C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust.

Col. John Buck, (Right) Seattle District Commander, US Army Corps of Engineers,  acknowledges the single largest gift nationally to a Corps of Engineers facility.

The Locks Centennial 5K Race and Kid's Dash  May 7, 2017
was a huge success...over 800 people participated and over $5,000 was raised for the planned Fish Ladder Education Center.

Looks like this will be an annual event and the weather even cooperated....great fun was had by all. 

Lots of educational exhibits were available as well during the day.

News Update