Community Groups and Businesses to Create Temporary Mini-Parks for PARK(ing) Day 2014

WHAT:  Fifty Park(ing) Day sites convert on-street parking spaces into public spaces for annual PARK(ing) Day event

WHEN:  Friday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: A map of all PARK(ing) Day installations in Seattle can be found at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/seattleparkingday.htm

PARK(ing) Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of a sustainable, livable and healthy city, and this will be Seattle’s sixth year of participation. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has permitted 50 parks for this year’s event, and each offers a fun and unique way for people to interact with local community groups and businesses. The pop-up parks include creative furnishings, landscaping, games (life-size Jenga, mini golf, blow-up bowling), performance spaces, art installations and much more.

Also on Friday, construction will be nearing completion on Seattle’s newest parklet at Molly Moons Homemade Ice Cream in Wallingford (1622 N 45th St). SDOT’s Pilot Parklet Program is an outgrowth of PARK(ing) Day, with 15 parklets in the works around the city.