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Due to a floor refinishing project at Green Lake Community Center our employees have been relocated and we will be unable to assist walk-in Customers until we re-open on Tuesday September 8th, 2015.  This includes Picnics, Ceremonies, Special Amenity Sites, Photography, Boat Ramp and Park use permits.  We apologize for any inconvenience and will be able work with our customers by phone and email.

A Parks staff member will be onsite here at Green Lake Community Center from 10:00-10:30am Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015 to accept in-person applications for our special amenity sites.

Our online guides and links help you decide where you want to hold your event, and show you how to make reservations.

2015 Concessions Opportunities
Read more about our 2015 permits and process.

2015 Seattle Parks and Recreation Permitted Vendors

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.

Seattle Parks and Recreation has picnic sites in neighborhoods around the city that can be reserved for special events.

Weddings & Ceremonies
Seattle parks and gardens make pleasant and charming setting for outdoor ceremonies.

Facility Rentals
Seattle Parks and Recreation has sites and facilities to accommodate everything from small meetings to major indoor/outdoor events!

Sports Field Reservations
There are 204 Seattle Parks athletic fields that can be scheduled for various sports/activities throughout the year.

School Meeting Spaces
Community Nights In Schools is a new innovative pilot program to help neighborhood and community groups easily access schools for meetings and gatherings during weekday evenings.

Park Use Permits
A permit is required to reserve a playingfield, facility, stage or performing arts area, or to use a park for a gathering of a large number of people.

Permits for Non-Park Use of Park Property
To use park property for a non-park use—such as making repairs or changes to your property, installing or replacing utility lines, and adding or removing landscaping—you must obtain permission from the Department of Parks and Recreation.

Business Partners include concessions, sponsorships and other business opportunities.

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Updated August 27, 2015

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