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Permits for
Non-Park Use of Parks Property

 
If you need or want to use park property for a non-park use, you must obtain permission from the Department of Parks and Recreation, usually in the form of a Revocable Use Permit.

“Permits for Non-Park Use of Park Property” includes any private use of park land or park open space that limits or diminishes the public’s ability to use or enjoy park land, even temporarily. This would include activities such as making repairs or changes to your property, installing or replacing utility lines, storing belongings on park property, and adding or removing landscaping.

Park lands include parks, playgrounds, viewpoints, boulevards, and other land under control of the Department of Parks and Recreation. If you are not sure, please check with the Department before proceeding. You can phone the Department’s Property Management office at 206-233-7935 or you can click on the titles to the right to read more about Revocable Use Permits.

Permits are revocable upon thirty (30) days notice or immediately upon failure of the Permittee to comply with the terms and conditions of the Permit. Unauthorized use of park property, including failure to apply for and obtain a Revocable Use Permit, is unlawful and subject to enforcement actions or other remedies as specified in Seattle Municipal Code 18.30. You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

 » View the Policy for Non-Park Uses of Park Property You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.


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Updated January 29, 2013
Applying for a Revocable
Non-Park Use Permit

 » Application You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
 » Permit Fees

Please mail your completed, signed application along with a non-refundable application fee of $150 to:

Seattle Parks & Recreation
Parks Real Estate Manager
Property Management Section
800 Maynard Ave. S, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98134-1366

Background Information
 » Non-Park Use Policy You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
 » Design Intent for Park Boulevards and Trails

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