PARK(ing) Day

Create Your Own Pop-Up Park for PARK(ing) Day 2019!

The 2019 PARK(ing) Day application period is now closed! A big thank you to everyone who sent in an application this year. Please join us on Friday, September 20th and check out the fantastic pop-up parks all around the city! Watch this page for more information.

Check out our guidelines (link on the right) to learn more about the application process and requirements for the event and start planning your installation. 

Locate your installation in one of our five clusters and you will be alongside other pop-up parks, have better visibility to visitors, and let us handle all the logistics. Simply indicate which cluster you want to be in on your application:

  • Northgate
  • U District
  • Capitol Hill
  • Georgetown
  • Columbia City

What Is PARK(ing) Day?

Taking place every third Friday of September, PARK(ing) Day is an annual global placemaking event in which community members temporarily transform parking spaces into people spaces. Seattle's participation in PARK(ing) Day gives residents an opportunity to reimagine how streets can be used. Starting as a grassroots movement, the initiative serves as a way to repurpose public space and allows for communities to add park space where it is currently limited. In Seattle, we want to encourage communities to use streets as sites for public expression and creative experimentation, as well as for enjoyment of health and wellness.

To learn more about PARK(ing) Day, check out this great video put together by a student at the 2018 Northwest School PARK(ing) Day installation. 

Program Goals

Seattle PARK(ing) Day seeks to:

  • Inspire residents, businesses, and community organizations to use their streets for creative placemaking and demonstration projects
  • Strengthen community connections
  • Increase awareness about the importance of walkable, livable, and healthy cities
  • Encourage residents to reimagine public space in ways that can be replicated elsewhere

Past Highlights

A pop-up park with games for children
A pop-up park streatery
A pop-up park with granola bars
A pop-up park with art
A pop-up park streatery with celebration
A pop-up park streatery
A pop-up park
A pop-up park with street art and dancing
A pop-up park with games
A pop-up park
A pop-up park streatery with art
A pop-up park with art
A pop-up park with art and games
A pop-up park with games
A pop-up park tea party
A pop-up park
A pop-up park
A pop-up park streatery
A pop-up park
Park + Paint by MG2
A pop-up park streatery
A parklet