Design a parklet for your hood

Applications are now open for Seattle’s annual PARK(ing) Day, in which mini-parks in on-street parking spaces pop up all over the city. The city is accepting applications for parklet proposals until August 18; PARK(ing) Day is on September 15.

In order to design your one-day parklet, share your vision on the city’s application form with simple sketches of your plan on the templates they provide. Go to the PARK(ing) Day webpage for the application, examples and guidelines. Then email the completed form, including parking space numbers, your site description, a site plan sketch, and any questions to  To get an idea of what a parklet actually looks like, click here for a gallery of past installations.

New this year is a funding opportunity through the Small Sparks Neighborhood Matching Fund, which offers up to $5,000 (up from $1,000 last year) to help community groups create a great PARK(ing) Day park. Applications for funding must be received by August 7, 2017, through the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

Photo courtesy Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

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