PARK(ing) Day Applications Now Open – Transform the Streets for a Day!

PARK(ing) Day is just around the corner and SDOT is now inviting businesses, community groups, and residents to apply to host parks for this year’s event! PARK(ing) Day will be held on Friday, September 18 from 10am to 7pm this year—longer hours than in previous years to let Seattleites experience more parks throughout the day!

Each year, PARK(ing) Day provides an excellent opportunity to create fun and interactive public spaces to engage with local communities. Groups from all around Seattle will be designing and installing temporary on-street pop-up parks to help generate a conversation about healthy, sustainable, and livable cities. The event has grown every year, with a record number of 50 pop-up parks in 2014, spanning across Seattle from Rainier Beach to Lake City. Let’s go for 100 parks in 2015!

If you’d like to participate in PARK(ing) Day, you’ll find the park guidelines and free application on SDOT’s website. In addition, the website has tons of information on PARK(ing) Day, including photos of past pop-up parks to help you generate ideas for your space. Please email questions and completed applications to David.Burgesser@Seattle.gov by the August 28 deadline. We look forward to seeing your creative designs!

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