Another Parklet in Opening in Seattle…And Big Program News on February 21

Mark your calendar now—Seattle’s sixth parklet will open in Uptown at SIFF Cinema at 511 Queen Anne Ave N, on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Murray and SDOT Director Scott Kubly will join the parklet hosts and others from the community for the grand opening and a special announcement about the future of parklets in Seattle. We’d love to see you there, so plan to swing by to check out the new parklet and share some coffee and snacks. The parklet will feature colorful seats, a mini library, and bike parking and is located at Queen Anne Avenue North and Republican Street.

The Uptown Parklet is now under construction

The Uptown Parklet is now under construction

Our newest parklet is hosted by the Uptown Alliance, and will be the sixth installed in Seattle. Parklets are small community gathering spaces built in a couple of on-street parking spots and are a cost-effective way to activate streets, create more vibrant neighborhoods, and promote economic vitality.

This rendering gives an idea of what you can expect to see on February 20.

This rendering gives an idea of what you can expect to see on February 21.

Are you interested in hosting a parklet? Well, you’re in luck! We’ll have much more to share about the next phase of the program—including a brand-new twist on parklets—on February 21.

Curious how well parklets are working in Seattle? Check out some of the data we’ve gathered throughout the pilot program:

Parklet Program data

Parklet Program data

For more information on the Seattle Parklet Pilot Program: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parklets.htm