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Central District Streets Will Transform into Parkways this Saturday, Sept. 12!

HSummer Parkways 2ey there, if you’re looking for something fun to do Saturday while the summer sunshine is expected warm things up to 80?  The city would like to invite the you to join Seattle Summer Parkways, hosted by the Seattle Department of Transportation this Saturday 9/12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Central District.

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 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.

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This free, all-ages celebration will create an expansive, temporary open space where thousands of friends, families, and visitors can participate in dozens of community-based activities, from skateboard demos, to puppeteers, to art activities to food truck dining. In addition to participating in the activities, residents are encouraged to explore the open spaces by biking, running and walking along the route.

Activities will take place in four neighborhood parks: Pratt Park, Judkins Park, Garfield Playfields and Powell Barnett Park (please see attached map). Events include food trucks, buskers, live music, Zumba classes, Zorba Ball, Skate Like a Girl demos, bike polo and more.


In partnership with Seattle Summer Parkways, Bike Works will raffle off 10 free bicycles at Garfield Playground. Bicycles will be available for all-ages; winners must be present to win. For more information, visit and follow Seattle Parkways on Facebook and Twitter @SeattleParkways #SeattleSummerParkways.



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