Apply soon to turn Ballard’s parking spaces into parklets

There are just a couple weeks left to apply for PARK(ing) Day, in which on-street parking spaces around the city will be transformed into small parklets for a day; the deadline to apply is August 18.

PARK(ing) Day is a yearly event in September; this year happening on Friday, September 15.  It’s an international event, designed to help people rethink how streets can be used. According to the PARK(ing) Day website, the program is, “intended to encourage creative placemaking, particularly in places where access to parks is limited, as well as raise awareness about the importance of walkable, livable, and healthy communities.”

Community funding is available for applicants through the Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks program.  Visit the website or contact staff by Monday, August 7 at 206-733-9916 to find out more.

“Anyone can create a park with fun activities like games, lounge chairs, food, exercises or almost anything you can imagine,” the organizers write.  Visit their website to find official guidelines, inspiration, frequently asked questions, and to submit an application.


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