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Seattle Parklet Program & Streatery Pilot Program

Apply Now to Host a Parklet or Streatery! 

As the weather improves and people look for places to spend time outside, now is a perfect time to think about hosting your own parklet or streatery! Parklets and streateries are a great way to activate streets and create attractive community gathering places for your business or neighborhood. We've recently improved the application process, and all the information you need to know about building a parklet or streatery can be found on the "How To" page.

Concerned about the cost of building a parklet or streatery? We're here to help! We can connect you with grant and funding opportunities, as well as free or reduced-cost design services for your project. Feel free to contact us at if you have any questions or would like to learn more.

Parklet at Tin Umbrella Coffee Roasters in Hillman City

Parklets and streateries convert a few on-street parking spots into open spaces for all Seattleites to enjoy. They are cost-effective tools for increasing our city's public open space, and have added to the vitality of neighborhoods around the world. Parklets and streateries are privately-funded and maintained spaces that activate streets, create more vibrant neighborhoods, and support economic vitality. To achieve these goals, SDOT is committed to ensuring that the right of way serves the traveling public—pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, freight, and drivers—and the people living and working along it.

Parklet at Bulldog News in the University District

Following in the footsteps of successful parklet programs in other cities, we launched our Pilot Parklet Program in summer 2013 to evaluate how well parklets would serve neighborhoods and businesses in Seattle. The pilot program was extended through 2014 and the parklets were evaluated to determine how well they provided useful public spaces for neighborhood businesses, residents, and visitors. The evaluation showed that the pilot program was a resounding success, so we formalized our guidelines in the Parklet Handbook and made the program permanent.

The permanent program launch was accompanied by the rollout of the Streateries Pilot Program to explore new activation opportunities for parklets. Streateries allow hosting restaurants, cafés, and bars to offer table service in their parklets during business hours (like a sidewalk café) and provide a public open space at all other times (like a parklet). The streateries built under the pilot program will be thoroughly evaluated before a permanent program is considered.

Check out the parklets that have been built in Seattle on the map below or in the Parklet Gallery. You should also take a peek at our parklet and streatery FAQ and contact us with any questions.

Interested in hosting your own parklet or streatery? Visit How to Build a Parklet or Streatery and read through the Parklet Handbook and Streatery Supplement to learn how.

Seattle Parklet and Streatery Locations

Permitting is currently underway for parklets and streateries in Seattle! Check out the locations below:

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