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PARK(ing) Day: September 19, 2014

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

This year’s PARK(ing) Day will be Seattle’s biggest yet, with more than 50 pop-up parks for you to visit on Friday, September 19 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.! You can play life-sized Jenga in Pioneer Square, make your own smoothie on a bike-operated blender in West Seattle, or hear a story at the “banned books” library in Belltown. 

To plan your very own PARK(ing) Day tour, check out the map and list of pop-up parks below. We’ll also have an interactive version available in the next couple of days, so be sure to check back soon for updates.

PARK(ing) Day 2014 falls on the last day of the Seattle Design Festival. The festival team is organizing awards for PARK(ing) Day pop-up parks in several categories, including “best of” for both businesses and community groups. Winners will be announced on social media and at the Seattle Design Festival’s closing party. (More information about the closing party is available at here.)

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PARK(ing) Day Pop-Up Park Locations

Map #

Host & Theme

Address

Description

1

Ballard Writers Collective: Ballard Writers Park

6406 32nd Ave NW

Outdoor reading & game room

2

Secret Garden Bookshop

2214 NW Market St

A place to enjoy the neighborhood

3

Ballard Greenways: Greening Ballard

5605 22nd Ave NW

Public art & a mini-park

4

Salmon Bay School Bike to School Committee: Salmon Bay Bikes!

1810 NW 65th St

Bicycle parking for students & staff

5

A-1 Piano

7020 Greenwood Ave N

Play outdoor pianos

6

Peddler Brewing

1514 NW Leary Way

Cornhole & video testimonial recording for those who have crashed on the Missing Link

7

Literacy Source: Book + Tea Park

711 N 35th St

Relax & read in our parklet filled with pillows & chairs

8

Kaffeeklatsch

12513 Lake City Way NE

Benches & a place to relax

9

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways: 15th Avenue NE Protected Bike Lanes & Park

6101 15th Ave NE

On the 15th Ave Bridge over Ravenna Park, use our temporary protected bike lanes

10

U District Parklet

4301 University Way NE

Hang out & learn about the proposed U District Parklet

11

Uptown Alliance & VIA Architecture: Preview of Uptown Parklet at SIFF Cinema

511 Queen Anne Ave N

Learn about the new parklet coming to Uptown! Try out the parklet furniture & peruse a book from the future Free Little Library. The first visitors will receive a free ticket to SIFF Cinema, the EMP, or the Chilhuly museum (while supplies last). Bid on a 2015 SIFF festival pass & a year pass to SIFF Cinema!

12

Seattle Public Library: Garden of Forbidden Books

298 Bell St

The Seattle Public Library opens a branch in Belltown for the day, with a Banned Books theme

13

The Urbanist

1918 1st Ave

Bike maintenance section & board games

14

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: (car)Park

1932 1st Ave

Hotwheels track & relaxing space

15

Zipcar: "Recharge" Picnic Station

1320 2nd Ave

Zipcar makes city living easier. Come take it easy & recharge at our picnic park.

16

Cascade Bicycle Club: 9th Avenue Protected Bike Lanes

112 9th Ave N

A two-block protected bike lane from Denny to Thomas

17

Weber Thompson: Why You Gotta Be So Rube?

225 N Terry Ave

A DIY Rube Goldberg Machine created from miscellaneous parts & pieces

18

PEMCO: Blue Friday Supercharged Seahawks Lounge

970 Republican St

Ballot Box & VIP Lounge

19

Girls on the Run: Green Lake Power Walkers

966 Republican St

Fun run around a "mini Green Lake"

20

Mountains to Sound Greenway: Blue Tarp Campers

967 Republican St

Relaxing by the "fire" & corn hole

21

Vespa Club of Seattle: Rustica Italia & The Scoomuter

961 Republican St

Photo opportunity with a vintage Vespa & Italian candies

22

HBB Landscape Architecture: Walking Through Western Washington

215 Westlake Ave N

Walk our three rooms, representing three planted zones found in Western Washington

23

GLY Construction: Planting Park

411 Terry Ave N

Pot your own plant to take home

24

Downtown Seattle Association: Bowling & Bean Bags

1813 7th Ave

Blowup bowling & other games

25

Marc McGuane: Soul Park

1527 10th Ave

Visit our place to hang out & have some fun. Take your photo with String Art or under the Welcome Arch!

26

Vera Perukhova: Greenhouse

1525 10th Ave

Walk through the greenhouse with real plants & art installations

27

schemata workshop

1528 12th Ave

Food, lounging, & an interactive space to highlight what park visitors love about the neighborhood

28

Pronto! Emerald City Cycle Share

1005 Pike St

Learn about Pronto Cycle Share, check out a bike, & enjoy coffee

29

Capitol Hill Housing: Community Conversations

1111 E Pike St

Listen & share with community members at our interactive art display

30

Sustainable Capitol Hill: Tool Library

1525 14th Ave

Learn about tools & draw on the board what tools you have or want

31

Couchfest Films

1400 12th Ave

Relax & meet community members while watching some short films

32

Madison BRT Corridor Study

1103 Madison St

Learn more about the Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit project

33

ZGF Architects

1001 4th Ave

Installation art piece

34

SDOT: Be Super Safe

572 S King St

Talk with us about pedestrian safety, play games, & get a superhero safety cape

35

Bike Works: Bike Skills

4865 Rainer Ave S

Learn bike-oriented skills, like how to change a flat

36

Southeast Youth & Family Services

3722 S Hudson St

Board games & art projects with the community

37

Forterra: Seattle's Urban Forest

4523 S Henderson St

Tree walk of mini trees

38

Wyatt Jewelers: The Bean Bag Park

2600 SW Barton St

Bean bag toss & a place to hang out

39

West Seattle Bike Connections: Bike Shake + Ice Cream Deli

4721 California Ave SW

Bike-operated blender will make you a free milkshake! Come for the fun, board games, & learn about the WSBC.

40

Feet First + Washington Bikes

314 1st Ave S

Activity park & mini bocce ball court

41

Emerald City Guitars: Jimi Hendrix

85 S Washington St

Jimi-inspired guitar-themed relaxing park with space for an acoustic show

42

Freiheit & Ho Architects

118 S Washington St

Life sized Jenga & custom astroturf seating make this park a can't miss

43

MITHUN + Social Scale Media: WORK + PLAN | ALASKAN WAY

1122 Alaskan Way

Life along Alaskan way, a place to relax & enjoy

44

PubliCola: The SwaPark

51 University St

At the SwaPark, you get something if you leave something

45

PRR Biz: Before I die…

1540 1st Ave

Inspired by the TED talk, a place for people to fill out what they want to do before they die

46

The Watershed Company: The 'Shed

125 University St

Take a seat on a tree stump & hang out near the woodchip pool

47

Maureen Delaney: But 1st…let me take a selfie

95 Pine St

A selfie check-in with "Hashtag PARKDAY" in front of the Public Market sign

48

PSRC: Western Pocket Park

1001 Western Ave

Lawn games & community fun

49

GGLO: RePARKed

1300 1st Ave

Salvaged & recycled materials repurposed into designer games & furniture

50

Atelier Drome + Flat Stick Pub: Mini Golf

622 Western Ave

Mini golf between one-of-a-kind curved bench seating


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