2020 Seasonal Food Truck, Activities, and Fitness Concessions

During this Covid-19 crisis, we recommend that you stay informed about rapidly changing decisions, rules and resources available to the public and small businesses. Some helpful links may be:

http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19

https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-resources-businesses-and-workers  

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health.aspx  

https://www.doh.wa.gov/ 

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. 

The Seasonal Concession Request for Proposal (RFP) closed on March 6, 2020.  Determinations will be finalized by the end of April 2020.  This may be delayed due to  CoVid-19. After that time, new proposals will be reviewed on a case by case basis depending on park availability

Current Opportunities (as of March 17, 2020)

  • 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. 

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.