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 publics 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 Departments Property Management office at 206-233-7935
or you can click on the titles to the right to read more about Revocable
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.
the Policy for Non-Park Uses of Park Property
Are you a neighbor of City park land?
City park lands include developed parks, playgrounds and trails, undeveloped greenspaces, and streets that have been designated as park boulevards. These park lands are Seattle's natural treasures and home to many native species of plants, birds and animals. To help preserve and protect these valuable areas, the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation wants to work with neighbors and others who enjoy our parks to clarify boundaries and promote the proper use of park lands.
Read more on our park neighbors page.
January 19, 2016