2021 Seasonal Food Truck, Activities, and Fitness Concessions

January 22, 2021 Update:  Due to the COVID19 pandemic,  seasonal concession permitting is currently suspended.  Seasonal concessions are not allowed to operate in the City of Seattle parks. This includes fitness groups, seasonal food vendors, and seasonal kayak rentals. This page will be updated when new information is received.  Please email the Parks Concession Coordinator if you would like to be added to the list of businesses to be be contacted when additional information/guidance is received. Our focus is the health and safety of our park users during this Covid19 crisis and we appreciate your patience as these operations continue to be reviewed. 

  • Activity use permits for fitness or educational groups are NOT being issued.
  • Food and non-food concessions permits are NOT being issued. 
  • Day camp permit information is found at: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/reserve/day-camp-permits

How Do I Apply for Seasonal Concession Vending in 2021? 

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. Most locations do not have storage or electricity available.  Small businesses, and Women and/or Minority Businesses (WMBE) are encouraged to submit proposals. 

Applications are due by April 15, 2021 for those seeking to offer food concession or non-food concession vending in park locations.  Please understand that due to the pandemic there is no guarantee that vending in parks will resume in 2021.  This website will be updated with updates when available. Email the Parks Concession Coordinator with questions. 

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.

Activity Permits for Fitness/Outdoor Education (boot camps, outdoor classes, fitness activities) 

  • Activity Use Permitting is Permitting Paused due to COVID-19 -Applications Not Being Accepted (1/22/21)

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. 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.  

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.