2020 Seasonal Food Truck, Activities, and Fitness Concessions

September 28, 2020 Update:  Due to the COVID19 pandemic,  seasonal concession permitting is suspended.  Seasonal concessions are not allowed to operate in the City of Seattle parks. This includes fitness groups, seasonal food vendors, and seasonal kayak rentals. This page will be updated when new information is received.  Please email the Concession Coordinator if you would like to be added to the list of businesses to be be contacted when additional information/guidance is received. 

  • Activity use permits for fitness or educational groups are NOT being issued.
  • Food and non-food concessions permits are NOT being issued. 
  • Day camp permit information is found at: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/reserve/day-camp-permits

Our focus is the health and safety of our park users during this Covid19 crisis and we appreciate your patience as these operations continue to be reviewed. 

New applications will not be reviewed until permitting resumes.   Please continue to check this website for updated information as well as the Parkways blog

The Mayor's Office has a webpage with small business support information:  http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19#smallbusinessnonprofitsupport

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) seeks unique and interesting business collaborations that promote and enhance parks through a shared commitment to healthy people, healthy environment and strong communities.  Opportunities vary, with some sites appropriate for carts, food trucks, and other self-contained businesses such as boot camps or outdoor classes. Most locations do not have storage or electricity available.  Small businesses, and Women and/or Minority Businesses (WMBE) are encouraged to submit proposals. 

Current Opportunities (None as of May 1,2020,  the information below is provided for reference).  

  • Activity Permits for Fitness/Outdoor Education groups who wish to operate their business in a City of Seattle park are accepted on a rolling basis.  Click here for more information. 

How Do I Apply? 

Applications can be downloaded by selecting the links below:

Please read through the FAQs below for information about operating your business in a City of Seattle Park.

Please email the Parks Concessions Coordinator for an email link to the SPR background check. As of May 2019, SPR is no longer accepting paper copies. 

Activity Permits for Fitness/Outdoor Education 

Use this application if you are operating a business in the park such as a fitness group (i.e. boot camp, yoga, running training class) or outdoor education class and your park based business does not collect money on park property and operates 10 hours or less/week.  We accept applications on a rolling basis.