Have you ever wondered what it’s like to safely play in the streets? On Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can! Join us as we host Seattle Summer Parkways in the Central District, where More than 40 blocks of streets will be transformed into open-street “parkways” where people can bike, play, walk and run. A three-mile route, totaling 46 blocks, will also be closed to through traffic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. but open to local traffic. Residents can still park and access the streets.
This free, all-ages celebration will create an expansive, temporary open space where friends, families, and visitors can participate in dozens of community-based activities, from skateboard demos, to raffles, to art activities to food truck dining. Additionally, participants are encouraged to explore the open spaces by biking, running and walking along the route.
To learn more about Seattle Summer Parkways visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/summerparkways.htm
Activities will take place in four neighborhood parks: Pratt Park, Judkins Park, Garfield Playfields and Powell Barnett Park. Events include food trucks, buskers, live music, Zumba classes, Zorba Ball, Skate Like a Girl demos, bike polo and more.
Interested in getting involved? A variety of volunteer positions ranging from event set-up and tear-down to route patrols. All volunteers will receive a free lunch and a t-shirt for their help. For more information about volunteering, please visit: www.cascade.org/summerparkways.
Help SDOT celebrate our goal of creating safer and more accessible spaces for all by joining us at Seattle Summer Parkways. We hope to see you there!