Can you believe it’s almost time for PARK(ing) Day again? Seems like only yesterday Seattle’s streets were lined with makeshift parks full of couches, mini golf courses, bowling alleys, and more.
The annual September tradition is seen as a chance for Seattleites to rethink how streets can be used around the city as on-street parking spots are turning into public spaces (much to MyNorthwest’s chagrin).
The international event has been so successful locally that SDOT is rolling out a new and improved version for 2016: PARK(ing) Day Plus+. The expansion extends the event for an additional day and gives participating companies and organizations the chance to demonstrate “creative street improvement ideas in addition to building temporary pop-up parks.”
This year’s version will take place Friday, September 16th and Saturday, September 17th from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and features 51 parks across Seattle’s neighborhoods. While most of the parks will be centralized in neighborhoods such as Pioneer Square, Downtown, Capitol Hill, and Fremont, there are also parks to check out as far north as Lake City and as far south as Westwood/Roxhill.
Check out the map of PARK(ing) Day Plus+ pop-ups below and we’ll have some more coverage in the days to come.