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Request for Proposals (RFP)

Address: 800 Maynard Ave S. Suite 300 (Map It)
Charles Ng 206-684-8001 |

Seattle Parks and Recreation offers Opportunities for Seasonal Food truck, activities and fitness Concessions in Various Parks

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 are encouraged to submit proposals.

Proposal Deadline Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Please note that electronic submissions of proposals cannot be accepted

2016 Concessions Requirements

Seattle Parks and Recreation Concessionaire requirements are as follows:

  • Seattle Parks permit (fee is $75 per park, per year) to sell on City of Seattle Park property
  • 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
  • A small percentage of your gross sales (less sales tax) will be paid to the Parks Department. This is usually 10% or a minimum flat fee per month, whichever is greater. The minimum dollar amount may change depending on the park and time of year.

Mailing Address and Contact Information:
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Attn: Antoinette Daniel
800 Maynard Ave. S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134-1334
Office: 206 684-0902

Magnuson Park Building 2 RFP

The City of Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking proposals for the redevelopment and renovation of Building 2. Proposals should include the management and operation of recreation, arts and cultural or environmental programming that will be open to the public. SPR does not have designated funding for this redevelopment, and as a result proposals should include a funding plan.

For complete details, please see the Building 2 RFP page. Questions? Email us at

2016 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) – FOR Urban parks partnership for Activation and programming of SELECT DOWNTOWN PARKS

Proposal Due Date – Friday, March 4, 2016 by 4:00 pm

RFP Pre-Submittal Conference will be held on February 3, 2016, from 4:30pm-6:30pm, at 100 Dexter Ave North.

Seattle Parks & Recreation
Cheryl Fraser, Director, Regional Parks and Strategic Outreach Division
Susanne Rockwell
(206) 684-4816

Download the Full Urban Parks Partnership RFP

Downalod the Pre-Submittal Conference Qestions & Answers

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is inviting all interested Community Organizations to submit proposals for the activation and programming of select Downtown Parks to increase opportunities for positive public use and enjoyment of these public spaces. Proposals need to encompass activation and programming for one or more of five Lead Downtown Parks: Bell Street Park, Cascade Playground, Freeway Park, Victor Steinbrueck Park, and Hing Hay Park. Some additional parks may also be included, see the on-line RFP for a full list.

The Urban Parks Partnership Initiative will support new ideas in building sustainable community partnerships that can provide vibrant, welcoming, and safe public places through activation and programming, funding, and community engagement.

Under the Partnership, up to five short-term agreements will be issued in the spring of 2016, ending on December 31, 2016. Funding per Lead Park may vary from $25K-$46K depending on the individual proposal and at the discretion of SPR. After the first or second year, a multi-year agreement may be negotiated subject to City Council approval and authorization of the available funds under the Seattle Park District Investment Initiative 4.11 Urban Parks Partnership. Planning, activation and programming activities would be expected to be provided by the Community Organization beginning in May or early June 2016.

Lead Park Site Locations:      

Bell Street Park
1st to 5th Ave on Bell St
Seattle, WA 98121       

Cascade Playground
333 Pontius Ave N
Seattle, WA 98107

Freeway Park
700 Seneca St
Seattle, WA 98101

Victor Steinbrueck Park
2001 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

Hing Hay Park
423 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Download the Full Urban Parks Partnership RFP

Updated February 11, 2016

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