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Mountain Biker catches air at I-5 Colonnade Park
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Do you have an idea for a partnership with Parks?

We have developed a process called the Expression of Interest You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document from which you can review requirements for entering a partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation.

We want to hear from you about what your specific interest is, your idea(s) for partnering, and how that aligns with our mission and Strategic Action Plan. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document

Community Partners: Seattle Parks and Recreation wants to attract and maintain creative partnerships with a diverse range of program providers who can help reach communities who are not being served or who need expanded programming.

Some ideas include:

  • Use of community center space for a long period of time by non-profits who offer programs but who are unable to pay rent
  • An artist gives his/her art work to sell at one of Parks’ community centers and shares the proceeds
  • A yoga instructor wants to teach yoga at a Parks facility
  • A young school child sets up a lemonade stand in front of the entrance to a Park’s facility and plans to use the proceeds for a worthy cause
  • Also see Partnership Types and Successful Partnerships for ideas

Business Partners include concessions, sponsorships and other business opportunities. Parks is committed to increasing diversity and opportunities for WMBE businesses. Contact the Concessions Coordinator at (206) 233-0063 or email more information.

  • Bootcamps, Personal Trainers and other outdoor fitness groups must obtain permits to operate in Seattle Parks. Permits are available year round.
  • Food Trucks, food carts, and other food concessions. Every February, Seattle Parks issues a Request for Proposals (RFP) for seasonal food concessions. Occasionally Parks issues an RFP for longer term concessions. For more information go to visit our RFP page or contact the Concessions Coordinator at (206) 233-0063 or email
  • Vending other products or services in Seattle Parks. Most types of vending are prohibited in Seattle Parks, unless the product or service can be shown to enhance the visitor experience or if the product or service directly relates to the use of the Park in question.


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Updated October 22, 2014


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