2018 Seasonal Food Truck, Activities, and Fitness Concessions

Seattle Parks and Recreation is interested in securing seasonal partners to operate food service, activities and group fitness in various park locations throughout the City of Seattle. Locations vary with sites appropriate for carts, food trucks and other self-contained service businesses. Packets can be downloaded, picked up in person at the address below, or you may request a packet be mailed to you.

Small businesses, Women and/or Minority Businesses (WMBE) are encouraged to submit proposals.

Concessions Requirements

Seattle Parks and Recreation Concessionaire requirements are as follows:

  • Seattle Parks permit to sell on City of Seattle Park property fee is $75.00 per park, per year.
  • A percentage of your gross sales (not including sales tax) will be paid to Seattle Parks and Recreation.  This is usually 10% or a minimum park fee per month, whichever is greater.  The minimum dollar amounts vary by park.
  • Copy of your current City of Seattle business license.
  • Seattle/King County Food Handlers Health Permit (for food and beverage vending)
  • Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million dollars and add the ‘City of Seattle’ as an additional insured.
  • You and your staff must all pass a WA State Patrol Background check

 Schedule of Events 2018


RFP Release
Packets available on website, can be picked up in person or mailed out to interested parties. Advertisement begins.  

January 18,  2018

Concessionaire Information Meeting
Miller Community Center 330 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112

Feburary 15, 2018   6:30-8:00 PM 

Deadline for Questions

March 6, 2018

Question Responses Posted on Website

March 9, 2018

Proposals Due to the City

March 16, 2018

SPR Evaluation of Proposals

End of March 2018

RFP Interviews – Optional

April 2018 (If Needed) 

Announcement of Successful Proposer(s)

April 13, 2018 

Anticipated Permit Execution

May 1, 2018