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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 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 interactive map and list of pop-up parks below. Prefer a map you can print? We’ve got that, too! Click here for a PDF.

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, which will be announced on social media and at the Seattle Design Festival’s closing party.

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PARK(ing) Day Pop-Up Park Locations

Map #

Host & Theme




Ballard Writers Collective: Ballard Writers Park

6406 32nd Ave NW

Outdoor reading & game room


Ballard Greenways: Greening Ballard

5605 22nd Ave NW

Public art & a mini-park


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

1810 NW 65th St

Bicycle parking for students & staff


A-1 Piano

7020 Greenwood Ave N

Play outdoor pianos


Peddler Brewing

1514 NW Leary Way

Cornhole, coloring for kids, & video testimonial about experiences on the Ballard Bridge & Missing Link


Literacy Source: Book + Tea Park

711 N 35th St

Relax & read in our parklet filled with pillows & chairs



12513 Lake City Way NE

Benches & a place to relax


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


U District Parklet

4301 University Way NE

Hang out & learn about the proposed U District Parklet


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!


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


The Urbanist

1918 1st Ave

Bike maintenance section & board games


Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: (car)Park

1932 1st Ave

Hotwheels track & relaxing space


Zipcar: "Recharge" Picnic Station

2210 9TH Ave

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


Cascade Bicycle Club: 9th Avenue Protected Bike Lanes

112 9th Ave N

A two-block protected bike lane from Denny to Thomas


Weber Thompson: Why You Gotta Be So Rube?

225 N Terry Ave

A DIY Rube Goldberg Machine created from miscellaneous parts & pieces


PEMCO: Blue Friday Supercharged Seahawks Lounge

970 Republican St

Ballot Box & VIP Lounge


Girls on the Run: Green Lake Power Walkers

966 Republican St

Fun run around a "mini Green Lake"


Mountains to Sound Greenway: Blue Tarp Campers

967 Republican St

Relaxing by the "fire" & corn hole


Vespa Club of Seattle: Rustica Italia & The Scoomuter

961 Republican St

Photo opportunity with a vintage Vespa & Italian candies


HBB Landscape Architecture: Walking Through Western Washington

215 Westlake Ave N

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


GLY Construction: Planting Park

411 Terry Ave N

Pot your own plant to take home


Downtown Seattle Association: Bowling & Bean Bags

1813 7th Ave

Blowup bowling & other games


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!


schemata workshop

1528 12th Ave

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


Pronto! Emerald City Cycle Share

1005 Pike St

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


Capitol Hill Housing: Community Conversations

1111 E Pike St

Listen & share with community members at our interactive art display


Sustainable Capitol Hill: Tool Library

1525 14th Ave

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


Couchfest Films

1400 12th Ave

Relax & meet community members while watching some short films


Madison BRT Corridor Study

1103 Madison St

Learn more about the Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit project


ZGF Architects

1001 4th Ave

Installation art piece


SDOT: Be Super Safe & Fun

572 S King St

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


Bike Works: Bike Skills

4865 Rainer Ave S

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


Southeast Youth & Family Services

3722 S Hudson St

Board games & art projects with the community


Forterra: Seattle's Urban Forest

4523 S Henderson St

Tree walk of mini trees


Wyatt Jewelers: The Bean Bag Park

2600 SW Barton St

Bean bag toss & a place to hang out


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.


Feet First + Washington Bikes

314 1st Ave S

Activity park & mini bocce ball court


Friends of Jimi Hendrix Park

85 S Washington St

Jimi Hendrix-inspired, music-themed activity park with space for an acoustic show


Freiheit & Ho Architects

118 S Washington St

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


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

1122 Alaskan Way

Life along Alaskan way, a place to relax & enjoy


PubliCola: The SwaPark

51 University St

At the SwaPark, you get something if you leave something


PRR: 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


The Watershed Company: The 'Shed

125 University St

Bring your coffee and chill with Hammering Man and environmental arts at “The Shed”


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


Western Ave Pocket Park

1001 Western Ave

Lawn games & community fun



1300 1st Ave

Salvaged & recycled materials repurposed into designer games & furniture


Atelier Drome + Flat Stick Pub: Mini Golf

622 Western Ave

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

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