Block Party
Saturday, September 12 - Sunday September 13, 10am - 6pm
Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104

PARK(ing) Day
Friday, September 18, 10am - 7pm

Saturday, September 19, 930am - 6pm
Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Closing Party
Friday, September 25
Surface Theory, 536 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 

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Friday, September 18 • 10:00am - 7:00pm
PARK(ing) Day

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PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide celebration that happens once a year, on the third Friday in September, where community members and groups turn on-street parking spaces into public places. This international event raises awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps people re-think how our streets can be used.

You can join the fun by visiting small parks created by your friends and neighbors! This year, Seattleites have planned the biggest PARK(ing) Day celebration yet, with 60 pop-up parks and pop-up protected bike lanes occurring across the city. Altogether, PARK(ing) Day will reclaim 110 parking spaces for public space on the day of the event. Plan your route with the printable PARK(ing) Day Map (download below). 

To find our more or to learn how you can create your own park next year, visit Seattle's Park(ing) Day Website and check out photos from prior events on the Seattle PARK(ing) Day Flickr album.

Seattle PARK(ing) Day would like to thank its 2015 sponsors for their generous support to community groups and park hosts—Play & Park StructuresSwift CompanyGGLOThe Watershed CompanyBrumbaugh & AssociatesSvR DesignMithun, and Ned Gulbran Landscape Architects.

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Friday September 18, 2015 10:00am - 7:00pm PDT