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New Chinatown/ID parklet to open today!

The Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) has been hard at work planning and designing a parklet for the neighborhood. After months of anticipation, this new public space opens today! The parklet, which is the second parklet installed under Seattle’s Pilot Parklet Program, is located just outside Oasis Tea Zone at 519 Sixth Avenue S. The parklet will provide an attractive and vibrant gathering space for the Chinatown/ID community.

You, too, can get in on the fun! Join us today (Friday, June 6) at 4:00 p.m. for a ribbon-cutting event to open this new public space. The CIDBIA and Oasis Tea Zone will be hosting a DJ, dancing, and more to celebrate their new parklet.

Three pilot parklets, including the Chinatown/ID parklet and Montana Bar parklet, were permitted in 2013, and we’ve recently expanded the pilot program to include 12 new locations this year. We’ll be evaluating the installed parklets throughout the summer and fall and making a recommendation on launching a permanent parklet program at the end of the year.

Check out our website to learn more about the Pilot Parklet Program or submit a comment on the parklets. We hope to see you at the kickoff event!