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Seattle Parklet Program & Streatery Pilot Program

Apply Now to Host a Parklet or Streatery! 

Parklets and streateries are a great way to improve your business or neighborhood while promoting active and vibrant streets. Weve found that parklets and streateries are effective in drawing people to local businesses and providing useful community gathering spaces. Check out on the infographics below to see the results of our parklet and streatery evaluation.

If you’re interested in building your own parklet or streatery, all the information you need to know can be found on the "How To" page. We also have resources to connect you with grant funding opportunities and free or reduced-cost design services for your project. Feel free to contact us at parklets@seattle.gov if you have any questions or would like to learn more.

 

Parklets and streateries convert a few on-street parking spots into open spaces for all Seattleites to enjoy. They are cost-effective tools for increasing our city's public open space, and have added to the vitality of neighborhoods around the world. Parklets and streateries are privately-funded and maintained spaces that activate streets, create more vibrant neighborhoods, and support economic vitality. To achieve these goals, SDOT is committed to ensuring that the right of way serves the traveling public—pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, freight, and drivers—and the people living and working along it.


Parklet at Bulldog News in the University District

Based on the successful parklet programs in other cities, we launched our Pilot Parklet Program in summer 2013 to evaluate how well parklets would serve neighborhoods and businesses in Seattle. Following a successful evaluation of the installed projects, we formalized our guidelines in the Parklet Handbook and made the program permanent.

The permanent program launch was accompanied by the rollout of the Streateries Pilot Program to explore new activation opportunities for parklets. Streateries allow hosting restaurants, cafés, and bars to offer table service in their parklets during business hours (like a sidewalk café) and provide a public open space at all other times (like a parklet).

Seattle Parklet and Streatery Locations

Permitting is currently underway for parklets and streateries in Seattle! Check out the locations below:

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