Come Out and Play on PARK(ing) DAY

This year’s annual PARK(ing) Day in Seattle is on Friday, September 17th. Join the annual worldwide celebration inspiring artists, activists, and citizens to independently and simultaneously transform on-street parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public park.

The city has double the number of parks from last year. Nearly 70 on-street parking spaces across Seattle will be occupied by public parks for the day between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Feet First, Streets for All Seattle and the People’s Parking Lot are hosting a PARK(ing) Day After Party from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the People’s Parking Lot on Capitol Hill, 500 E Pine. There will be BBQ (bring something to grill!), DJs and jazz music, dancing, Bubble Man, fire spinners and awards for the best PARK(ing) spots (given out by Seattle City Councilmember and Transportation Chair, Tom Rasmussen).

Check out the detailed map of all of the parks in Seattle created by Trust for Public Land. You find all of the PARK(ing) Day spots. Download a copy and use it to navigate the city on the day of the event. Park creators will initial your map upon request. If you visit the most parks—and collect the most initials—throughout the day you will receive a prize at the award ceremony at the People’s Parking Lot on Capitol Hill.

For more information about PARK(ing) Day, contact Max Hepp-Buchanan, PARK(ing) Day Organizer by emailing or calling 206-652-2310.

If you live outside Seattle, you can still participate! Take a look at what your neighborhood, town, city and state are doing to make more places for people by clicking here.