Reminder: PARK(ing) Day is tomorrow

Tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 21) is the day where parking spots around the city turn into pop-up parklets.

PARK(ing) Day is a global event, and takes place on the third Friday of September of every year. The idea is to “reimagine how streets can be used,” and allowing for communities to create small park spaces where it’s currently limited.

This year, the city has created six neighborhood “clusters” where people can combine their pop-up parks and benefit from better visibility. The clusters are in areas with high foot traffic in Beacon Hill, Capitol Hill, West Seattle, U. District, Lake City, and Rainier Beach.

Also new this year are awards for the parks with the best designs. There are three categories: the Pavement Upcycle Award for the most creative use of space; the Collective Effervescence Award for the park most connected to community; and the TRUST Award for the park with the most interactive programming. The park designers with the most votes will win; click here to learn how to get involved.

The awards will be announced at the Seattle Design Festival event from 7pm to 9pm at The Center for Architecture and Design (1010 Western Avenue).

Send photos of your Ballard parklets to tips@myballard.com

 


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Tent Pop Up
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Tent Pop Up

Redundant. The sidewalks are already parks filled with loitering junkies and the parks are now meth campsites.

Lampchop
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Lampchop

Based on the crap posted here, from BOTH sides, I don’t think I want to know any of my Ballard neighbors.

Mastiff Mom
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Mastiff Mom

My dog baby doesn’t feel safe around you.

Lampchop
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Lampchop

LOL and a high five for you.

Mastiff Mom
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Mastiff Mom

High fives are racist cultural appropriation and/or toxic macho behavior, no thanks!

Willy
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Willy

Yes. What does your dog baby think about high fives? I know for certain it feels your oppression when collared and leashed. Your sick overseer fantasy role played out like you are a misogynist cis male. Shame on you.

Lampchop
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Lampchop

lol I am a female POC

Pork Pie
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Pork Pie

I guess you could say MyBallard has really achieved their mission then. Sigh.

Parking Space
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Parking Space

No parking? No problem!
The city is wasting money and parking spaces on some Twitter social justice parking space wasting crap. NICE

Rudy PANTOJA
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Rudy PANTOJA

Have fun and be safe.

Nope
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Nope

Run the crap over

JoMama
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JoMama