2018 Seasonal Food Truck, Activities, and Fitness Concessions

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers Opportunities for Seasonal Food truck, Activities and Fitness Concessions in Various Parks

The RFP process for Concession locations has closed for the 2017 season. At this time, we are updating our application, brochure and FAQ for the 2018 season.  Please see below for a typical RFP timeframe. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation is interested in securing seasonal partners to operate food service, activities and group fitness in various park locations throughout the City of Seattle. Locations vary with sites appropriate for carts, food trucks and other self-contained service businesses. Packets can be downloaded, picked up in person at the address below, or you may request a packet be mailed to you. Small businesses, Women and/or Minority Businesses (WMBE) are encouraged to submit proposals.

Concessions Requirements
Seattle Parks and Recreation Concessionaire requirements are as follows:

  • Seattle Parks permit to sell on City of Seattle Park property fee is $75.00 per park, per year.
  • A percentage of your gross sales (not including sales tax) will be paid to Seattle Parks and Recreation.  This is usually 10% or a minimum fee per month, whichever is greater.  The minimum dollar amounts may vary by park and season.
  • Copy of your current City of Seattle business license.
  • Seattle/King County Food Handlers Health Permit (for food and beverage vending)
  • Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million dollars and add the ‘City of Seattle’ as an additional insured.
  • You and your staff must all pass a WA State Patrol Background check
  • Please note that electronic submissions of proposals cannot be accepted.

Schedule of Events 2018 TBD  


RFP Release
Packets available on website, can be picked up in person or mailed out to interested parties

Late January 2018 TBD

Concessionaire Information Meeting
Miller Community Center 330 19th Ave E, Seattle

February 2018 TBD

Deadline for Questions

March 2018  TBD

Deadline for Dept. written response


Proposals Due to the City

March 2018 TBD

SPR Evaluation of Proposals

March 2018 TBD

RFP Interviews – Optional by Dept.

April 2018 TBD 

Announcement of Successful Proposer(s)

Early April 2018 TBD 

Anticipated Permit Execution

May 1, 2018