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Thank you so much for everyone who came out to Rainier Valley Summer Parkways 2016! We had a blast! We are looking forward to opening the streets for you again this year in Ballard on Saturday, August 27th from 11-4 and at Alki Beach in West Seattle on Sunday, September 25th.

Please take this brief survey about your experience at the City of Seattle's Summer Parkways event. Your anonymous responses will help us understand how to improve the events we can offer. Thank you so much for your time! To start the survey, click here.

Thank you again to all of the South Seattle community, Seattle Parks and Recs Big Day of Play, Rainier Valley Heritage Festival, South Seattle Community Picnic, Hillman City Car Show, Department of Neighborhoods CityScoop and everyone else who made this event amazing! Share our digital toolkit with your friends, families and neighbors to help us spread the word about our next two events!

Rainier Valley Summer Parkways was August 13, 2016 12:30pm 4:30pm.

The party will kick off our series with a huge day of festivities! At Rainier Valley Summer Parkways, Big Day of Play, the South Seattle Community Picnic and the Rainier Valley Heritage Festival and are excited to bring a blow-out day of activities, events and fun to the Valley. So many ways to play! Save the date & share the news with your friends, family and neighbors. Were so excited to celebrate the Rainier Valley with you. Meet us at Othello Park at 12:00 PM for kids bike decorating & parade with ribbon cutting. Well kick off Seattle Summer Parkways on a bike ride with the Mayor, members of 2nd Cycle, Miss Black Washington USA, Rainier Riders, Buffalo Soldiers (on horses), Brake The Cycle and many more!

Plan your day in Rainier Valley! Event Schedule: Aug 13, 2016

Check out the event route and it's amazing list of participants:

Rainier Valley Heritage Festival

  • Hillman City Car Show
  • South Seattle Community Picnic
  • Bike Works
  • Carbon Washington
  • Family Bike Expo
  • Friends of Cheasty Greenspace-Mountainview
  • Inspired Child
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Parentmap
  • ClifBar/Clifkids
  • PCC Natural Markets
  • South Seattle Community Picnic
  • Amara
  • Angeline Apartments/ Madrona Ridge Residential
  • Baseball Beyond Borders
  • Bike Works
  • Carbon Washington
  • Center for MultiCultural Health
  • CityLine
  • College Access Now
  • Columbia City Theater
  • Columbia City Veterinary Hospital
  • Ethiopia Community In Seattle
  • Familybike Seattle
  • Filipino Community of Seattle
  • Friends of Cheasty Greenspace- Mountainview
  • Genesee Early Learning Center
  • Greater Seattle on the Cheap
  • Green Up, Seattle City Light
  • Group Health
  • HomeSight
  • Inspired Child
  • King County Wastewater Treatment Division
  • Lakewood Seward Park Neighborhood Association
  • Lotus Yoga
  • Loveyou Emanate
  • LT's famous BBQ
  • Marakey Apparel
  • MarketShare
  • Masque Inc
  • Maya's Restaurant
  • Marcia Oberg
  • Neighborcare Health
  • NW Network of LGBT Survivors of Abuse
  • Office of Sustainability and Environment
  • Paychex
  • Pepsi
  • Rainier Beach Action Coalition
  • Rainier Chamber
  • Rainier Valley Food Bank
  • Rumba Notes Lounge
  • SAYAW sa UW
  • Seasoned in Seattle Catering
  • Seattle Braces
  • Seattle Gymnastics Academy
  • Seattle Parks and Rec
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation /Rainier Beach CC & Pool
  • Seattle Police Department
  • Seattle Rainier Lions Club
  • Sierra Club
  • Sound Transit
  • Southern
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Steve Sitcov, PLLC
  • The Royal Room
  • Tutta Bella
  • Underwood Fine Carpentry
  • Valley Cities Counseling & Behavioral Health Services
  • Washington Care Services

Big Day of Play

  • Department of Education and Early Learning Activities
  • Smith Brothers Farms Free Samples
  • Nancy's Yogurt Samples
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Activities
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
  • Fostering Together
  • King County Public Health Immunizations
  • Springfree Trampolines
  • Guided Pathways Support for Youth and Families
  • Seahawk Play 60-NFL
  • The Hope Heart Institute
  • Athena's Greek
  • Kabob N' Kabob
  • The Cauldron Sandwiches, Soups and More
  • Duwamish Rowing- Rowing machines partnered w/ Mt. Baker Rowing
  • Deflora Walks- 200lb loss story on stage
  • Sea Mar- Soccer activity; Stationed booth displaying soccer moves
  • Nailah Harris- Dance performance; Workshop displaying dance moves
  • Lao Women Association- Dance performance; Workshop displaying dance moves
  • Garinagu Houngua-Dance performance; Workshop displaying dance moves
  • Latino Community Fund- Soccer at Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club
  • World Mind Academy- Workshop engaging with community in traditional capoeira and information booth
  • Y-WE Lead- Dance Performance; workshop displaying dance moves; information booth
  • Austin Foundation- Circuit training; information booth
  • Fathers & Sons Together- Workshop/information booth
  • Boys & Girls Club- Zumba!
  • Horn of Africa Services- Workshop/information booth
  • Vision Loss- Goal Ball in Rainier CC Gym; Workshop

The First Annual Hillman City Classic Car Show and Shine
Cars! Music! Kids Carnival Games! "Puppies in the Parklet" dog adoption event!
Presented by the Hillman City Business Association in Partnership and Classic Swagger Car Club
In partnership with:
Tin Umbrella Coffee
Claw and Paws Pet Grocery
Northwest Boxer Rescue
Revel Rouser Events
Rainier Chamber of Commerce

United Negro College Fund Walk, Bike, Ride and BBQ at Othello Park

10:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Welcome & Warm-up
10:45 a.m. 22K Fun Bike Ride Commences
11:00 a.m. 5K Walk/Run and Family Bike Ride Commences
12:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony
12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Fitness Challenge, Bike Rodeo
1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. UNCF BBQ Cook-Off and Kids Happy Hour

Volunteer for the events! We have a shift for everyone. Regardless of ability. Find out more and sign up to volunteer today! All volunteers receive training, snacks, water and a free Summer Parkways T-shirt!

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This route will highlight some of the beautiful natural areas and vibrant neighborhoods located in Rainier Valley, such as the Rainier Valley Playfields, Columbia City, Columbia Park, Hillman City, Brighton Playfields and Othello Park.

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