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

Partner Programs

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

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Friends of Waterfront Seattle

Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Waterfront Space: 1400 Western Avenue // Hot Spot at Waterfront Park 1401 Alaskan Way
Friends of Waterfront Seattle is the 501(c)(3) organization established to ensure Waterfront Seattle’s success as a beloved park. In collaboration with the City of Seattle, partner organizations, and the community at large, Friends of Waterfront Seattle is responsible for: Building awareness for Waterfront Seattle and the profound impact it will have on the city and region; Raising $80-$120 million in capital funding for the park from philanthropic sources; and Stewarding the park long-term through maintenance, security, and programming.

Establishing Friends follows the community partnership model, which has been proven successful for parks and public spaces throughout the country. Under this model, local governments work with an independent entity, typically a not-for-profit organization, to provide consistent leadership and funding, ensuring that park remains a valued community asset in perpetuity.