One Month to Design Your Very Own Mini-park!

Do you know the very best hopscotch method ever? Have a fun craft idea for kids and families? Or a unique community message to share?

Get out there with it in a temporary mini-park, designed for Seattle’s PARK(ing) Day, September 15, 2017!

To design and host your very own 1-day mini-park, in on-street parking spaces this fall, you need to submit a completed application by August 18!

Take the opportunity to make neighborhood connections, or test out a parklet or streatery idea the neighborhood might enjoy in the future.

For 2017, there’s an added benefit: The Small Sparks Neighborhood Matching Fund now offers up to $5,000, up from $1,000 last year. The fund could help community groups pay for tables and chairs, for example, for a great PARK(ing) Day park or even use in future community activities. Just remember to get your application in 6 weeks prior to the event!

Need inspiration? Look through our photo gallery of past PARK(ing) Day installations! Due to its popularity, PARK(ing) Day hours are now 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on September 15, 2017.

To design your 1-day mini-park, there’s no need for drafting skills— just share your creative vision in the brief application form, with simple sketches of your plan on the provided templates (example below).

This is Seattle’s eleventh year participating in the now international PARK(ing) Day event, with ‘installations’ spanning across Seattle from Rainier Beach to Lake City! The focus is on innovation toward a more walkable, livable, and sustainable community.

Check out our website to get the 1-page, 2-sided application. We also have application examples and guidelines posted. Then just e-mail the completed form with parking space numbers, your site description, a site plan sketch and any questions to: kadie.bell@seattle.gov.