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PARK(ing) Day: September 18, 2015

Update (9/14): PARK(ing) Day is coming up this Friday, September 18! Check out the map below to start planning which parks you'll visit and follow us on Twitter @seattledot and @parkingdaySEA as we live-tweet the event. Also, be sure to use #SEAParkingDay for your own photos.

PARK(ing) Day happens once a year, on the third Friday in September, and is an opportunity for Seattleites to temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public places. This international event raises awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, and healthy city and helps people re-think how our streets can be used.

This year, we've permitted over 50 pop-up parks across Seattle, making it the biggest event yet! There will be art installations, games, pop-up protected bike lanes, an outer space-themed lemonade stand, and just about anything else you can imagine! The map below shows you where the parks will be in your neighborhood. We've also extended the hours of this year's event to 10:00am – 7:00pm so that everyone will be able to check out the creative ways their friends and neighborhoods are transforming their streets.

This year's parking day falls during the Seattle Design Festival. The festival team will be organizing awards for PARK(ing) Day parks in several categories, and will be announcing the winners on social media, so be sure to follow @parkingdaySEA on Twitter.

Interested in joining a group to see the pop-up parks? The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is leading a free walking tour on PARK(ing) Day that will stop by several of the creative installations in the Downtown area. The 60-minute tour will start at 12:00pm at 1001 4th Ave, across from the Central Library.

PARK(ing) Day is also a great opportunity to celebrate the parklets and streateries that have opened in Seattle. Parklets and streateries are an outgrowth of PARK(ing) Day and provide a way for businesses and community groups to convert on-street parking into open space on a longer-term basis. Check out the Parklet Program and Streatery Pilot Program website for more information.

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Park Host Neighborhood Address Description
Holly Gold Ballard 6405 32nd Ave NW Creating with clay and other art materials.
Seattle Green Spaces Coalition Ballard 2826 NW Market St For relaxing, art, and education. Includes seating, putting green, and tables.
Ballard Writers Collective Ballard 6408 32nd Ave NW For relaxing. Includes easy chairs, rugs, potted plants, typewriter station, and literature.
Seattle Green Spaces Coalition Ballard 6730 24th Ave NW For relaxing and education. Includes bench, tables, and board games.
Seattle Urban Farm Company Ballard 5307 Ballard Ave NW Sited just below the rooftop farm at Bastille Cafe & Bar, the park will feature a micro urban farming experience with crops, chickens, and a little free seed library.
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Ballard 517 NW 65th St

Safe walk/bike intersection on future 6th Ave NW Greenway. 

Cascade Bicycle Club Ballard 4600 Shilshole Ave NW Protected bike lane demonstration project.
Cascade Bicycle Club Ballard 915 NW 45th St Curb bulb enhancement demonstration project.
Seattle Design Festival Ballard 5443 Ballard Ave NW Installation showcasing smaller living ideas.
Lauri Watkins & Mary Saucier Belltown 2509 4th Ave Fingerpaint Island will be a public art station for people to get creative! Handwash station included (rinse + sanitizer).
National Park Service Belltown 2901 Western Ave An interactive acoustical map will allow participants to experience the soundscapes of diverse national parks, right from the city.
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Belltown 1932 1st Ave Public led, temporary art installation.
Point Consulting Belltown 2222 2nd Ave Belltown Art Park for people to create art and watch others create. Includes tables, benches, art supplies, and easels. 
Swift Company Belltown 2801 Alaskan Way A display of the timeline of "parking."
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Bryant 5110 40th Ave NE

Safe crossing of 40th NE engineered for people who walk and bike on the Burke Gilman Trail.

Zipcar Capitol Hill 504 E Denny Way Zipcar will provide a peaceful, zen-centered space with guided yoga, icy beverages, and chill-out space for everyone.
Samantha Fisher Capitol Hill 500 E Pike St Like a regular lemonade stand, but on the moon! Features space-themed food and drink.
Sustainable Capitol Hill Capitol Hill 414 E Pine St 8 tools will be selected for the Tool Championship Finals. Watch them face off each hour. Only one tool will be victorious! Plus bike cleaning/maintenance and juggling.
The West Studio Central District 847 Hiawatha Place S Themed adventure nature play for kids to build and explore with natural materials such as bamboo and water. Accessible ramp provided so everyone can join in on the fun. 
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation & Development Authority (SCIDpda) Chinatown/
International District
710 S King St Community members and pedestrians are welcome to sit, relax, and enjoy a hot dog or a game of mah jong.
JWA Architects Columbia City 4900 Rainier Ave S Floating flower exhibit.
Bike Works Columbia City 4865 Rainier Ave S Lounge area with snacks and trainer bikes.
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Columbia City 5218 Rainier Ave S Protected bike safety lane on both sides of Rainier Ave S.
MG2 Downtown 1011 Western Ave Small golfing course. Relaxing, eating, and sports.
HDR Downtown 1431 7th Ave Chalkboard wall, giant Jenga tower, corn toss, and tables and chairs
Gensler Downtown 601 Union Street Passersbys will think about and then demonstrate (using modular workplace furnishings) what their ideal workplace looks like.
Fjallraven Downtown 1113 1st Ave Making Swedish flower crowns and hanging out.
SDOT Downtown 1522 6th Ave Transit information and display new Metro trolley buses.
ZGF Architects Downtown 1001 4th Ave Urban legos construction site.
GGLO Architecture Downtown 1300 1st Ave Visitors will work out a giant puzzle that displays data about housing.
Downtown Seattle Association Downtown 217 Pine St Pop-up "blocklet" programmed with games.
SDOT Downtown 1530 3rd Ave Multimodal adventure course and transportation information.
Site Workshop Fremont 316 Florentia St Plants, sloped turf, coffee, and design tables.
Forterra Georgetown 6006 12th Ave S Georgetown urban forest: five small tables to experience trees through the five senses, all while being surrounded by green!
Green Bean Coffeehouse Greenwood 8525 Greenwood Ave N Space in front of coffee shop where people can enjoy live unamplified music throughout the day.
Kaffeeklatsch Lake City 12513 Lake City Way NE Corn Harvest Lake City! We will have corn stalks grown in Lake City with plenty of corn to harvest and chuck right here.
Friends of Mt Baker Town Center Mt Baker 2825 Rainier Ave S Setup for Seattle Design Festival event around Mt Baker Station area.
Ankrom Moisan Architects Pioneer Square 208 1st Ave S A cell phone free (& collision free!) zone on the sidewalk.  Our site will funnel cell phone users in to use task specific furniture for texting, emailing, calling, or charging.
Alliance for Pioneer Square Pioneer Square 103 Cherry St Café tables and chairs, and interactive rubber band game.
Alliance for Pioneer Square Pioneer Square 542 1st Ave S Café tables and chairs, and interactive rubber band game.
Impact Hub Pioneer Square 220 2nd Ave S A lounge area for co-working, networking, and realizing to mimic what goes on inside the Impact Hub. Includes rugs, tables, chairs, and a foosball table. 
National Park Service / Klondike Gold Rush Museum Pioneer Square 319 2nd Ave S City, county, state & federal park info, with interactive maps for favorite park. Includes benches, plants/trees, and tables.
Atelier Drome Architecture Pioneer Square 118 Cherry St Includes board games, tables, plants, and rugs.
JA Brennan Associates Pioneer Square 207 2nd Ave S Includes benches, plants, tables, and board games.
Olson Kundig Pioneer Square 408 Occidental Ave S The OK BUBBLE GARDEN is a wonderland made up of bubble mechanisms, bubble wand trees, hula bubbles, and a lounge.
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Ravenna 2028 NE 65th St

Protected bike lane demonstrating safe hill climb along NE 65th St in Ravenna.

Cascade Bicycle Club Ravenna 1403 NE 65th St Protected bike lane demonstration project in memory of Andy Hulslander.
Weber Thompson South Lake Union 967 Thomas St A cart for with information about the Design Review Process.
Center on Contemporary Art South Lake Union 325 Westlake Ave N A seated area for people to sit, and as they look around them through an app on their smart phones, the landscape will be transformed via an Augmented Reality software.
Cascade Bicycle Club South Lake Union 731 9th Ave N Protected bike lane demonstration project.
UW Planning Student Association University District 1410 NE 40th St A cardboard "city" will be faced with prehistoric disasters hourly, and participants will rebuild the city.
U District Square University District 4208 University Way NE Picket fence barrier, stage, door frame, bookshelf, and camp chairs. Scheduled activities like storytelling will take place throughout the day for all age groups.
U District Square University District 4133 University Way NE A mix of games and activities along with spaces to hang out and sit (in a ball pit potentially). A TV will be playing silent reruns of old Husky football games.
SIFF Uptown Cinema Uptown 511 Queen Anne Ave N To celebrate SIFF's Women in Cinema event, director Penelope Spheeris is scheduled to introduce Wayne's World. 
Friends of North Lake Union (FONLU) Wallingford 1409 N 45th St Parklet with plants, seating, tables, and games.
Wyatt's Jewelers West Seattle 2600 SW Barton St (at Westwood Village Shopping Center) Some turf grass, a bench, one or two chairs, some plants, a tree, and the game Ladder Ball for people to play.



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