2019 Seasonal Food Truck, Activities, and Fitness Concessions

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) seeks unique and interesting business collaborations that promote and enhance parks through a shared commitment to healthy people, healthy environment and strong communities.  Opportunities vary, with some sites appropriate for carts, food trucks, and other self-contained businesses such as boot camps or outdoor classes. Most locations do not have storage or electricity available.  

Small businesses, and Women and/or Minority Businesses (WMBE) are encouraged to submit proposals. 

Current Opportunities (as of June 14, 2019)

  • Activity Permits for Fitness/Outdoor Education groups who wish to operate their business in a City of Seattle park are accepted on a rolling basis.  Click here for more information. 
  • SPR continues to accept concession applications for parks that were not selected through the annual Request for Proposal "RFP" process. Food concession locations available as of 6/14/19: Cal Anderson Park, Pop Mounger Pool, Stan Sayres Park, Pritchard Beach Park and Bergen Place Park   Applications are reviewed on a first-come first-served basis. Please review the Seasonal Food Concession Application for more information and contact the Park Concession Coordinator with questions.  
  • SPR is accepting applications from Food Truck Management companies for a pilot program to activate underutilized parks. Click here for more information. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 26, 2019.

As of May 31, 2019 there are no available vending spaces at Waterfront Park. If you have questions about vending at the Waterfront, please contact Lisa Nielsen at (206) 684-7710. 

For questions about vending at Westlake Park or Occidental Park, please contact the Downtown Seattle Association at (206) 613-3210.

How Do I Apply? 

Applications can be downloaded by selecting the links below:

Please read through the FAQs below for information about operating your business in a City of Seattle Park.

Please email the Parks Concessions Coordinator for an email link to the SPR background check. As of May 2019, SPR is no longer accepting paper copies. 

Activity Permits for Fitness/Outdoor Education 

Use this application if you are operating a business in the park such as a fitness group (i.e. boot camp, yoga, running training class) or outdoor education class and your park based business does not collect money on park property and operates 10 hours or less/week.  We accept applications on a rolling basis.