PARK(ing) Day 2013 applications are now being accepted

ParkingDayPoster2013PARK(ing) Day is right around the corner! On Friday, September 20, Seattleites can participate in PARK(ing) Day and help to create a walkable, livable, and healthy city. For just a few hours (from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., to be exact), anyone can convert a couple of on-street parking spaces into a temporary mini-park. Don’t miss out…apply for FREE to host a park today.

Started in 2005 by San Francisco design firm Rebar, PARK(ing) Day has become an annual event and an international sensation. In 2012, community groups and individuals, businesses, designers, and artists in over 160 cities in 35 countries participated in PARK(ing) Day to encourage a sustainable urban environment. This will be the fifth year that Seattle has participated in PARK(ing) Day.

If you’re interested in creating a park for Seattle PARK(ing) Day, it couldn’t be easier! SDOT is accepting applications under a single free street use permit, and we have some easy-to-follow guidelines on our updated website. You can propose a park parkingDay_blogImagemetereither in two mid-block parking spaces on an arterial street or in one mid-block space on a residential street. To ensure that your park will meet some basic safety standards, we’ll ask you to submit a site plan and location description no later than August 30. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be an architect, engineer, or artist to draw a site plan. All application materials can be sent via email to Jennifer.Wieland@seattle.gov.

For additional information about Seattle PARK(ing) Day, including application requirements, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/seattleparkingday.htm