Create your own park this September 20 from 9AM to 3PM! PARK(ing) Day happens every third Friday in September and is an opportunity for artists, activists, and community members to temporarily make parking spaces into parks. The event raises awareness about important issues like creating a walkable, livable, healthy city. The original PARK(ing) Day concept was developed by Rebar.
The deadline for park applications is August 30.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I create a park?
You can partner with SDOT under one street use permit, or you can apply for your own. Either way, individuals are responsible for a number of steps:
Partnering with SDOT:
If you are not partnering with SDOT:
How large can my park be?
The space must be two parallel parking spaces on arterial streets and one space on residential streets.
Are there restrictions on how tall items can be?
Any items over three feet in height must be placed within four feet of the curb, not next to the travel lane.
How can I protect or enclose my spot?
Place at least seven 36 inch tall orange traffic cones on arterial streets and a minimum of five on residential streets to define the PARK(ing) space from moving traffic.
Where can I rent traffic cones and temporary ‘no parking’ signs?
You can find a business by searching the Internet for ‘barricades Seattle’ or looking in the phone book yellow pages under the heading ‘barricades.’
Are there time restrictions?
Yes, on-street parking spaces can only be used between 9AM and 3PM. All setup and teardown must occur between these hours.
What type of activities can I do?
Put out tables, chairs and host arts, crafts, games, or other cultural and park-like activities. Please no banners, charcoal BBQs, canopies, or amplified sound. More information on what is allowed, or not allowed can be found in our guidelines.