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Pop-up Parks Coming to a Street near You this Friday 9/18!

Friday, September 18, is the annual PARK(ing) Day event, and local businesses and community groups will be installing temporary pop-up parks in neighborhoods throughout Seattle.

PARK(ing) Day!

PARK(ing) Day happens once a year, on the third Friday in September, and is an opportunity for any Seattleite to temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public space. Seattle’s PARK(ing) Day is part of an international event that raises awareness about the importance of creating a walkable, livable, and healthy city and helps people re-think how streets can be used.

Because we know you probably have to go to work or school on Friday, we’ve extended the hours of this year’s event to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. so that everyone will be able to check out the creative ways their friends and neighbors are transforming their streets. There will be art installations, games, pop-up protected bike lanes, an outer space-themed lemonade stand, and just about anything else you can imagine!

Check out the new map of all the parks on our website and start planning your park-hopping now. We’ll be live-tweeting the event, so be sure to follow @seattledot and @parkingdaySEA on Friday and use #SEAParkingDay for your own photos!