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It’s Park(ing) Day this Friday in Seattle

Parking spots are being taken over by parklets

One Park(ing) Day 2014 parklet featured a mini-golf course.
Courtesy of SDOT

It’s the most wonderful time of the year... if you’re a fan of tiny, community-generated parks. Park(ing) day, which allows citizens to transform parking spots into activated spaces, is this Friday, September 21.

Past years have included creative seating, chicken coops, a bowling lane, and a tea party—even a ball pit. Last year, festivities included a pop-up bike lane, a mini boat race, a cake-decorating demonstration, community screenprinting, and a giant see-saw.

This year, the day features a whopping 62 installations (compared to 47 last year) throughout the city. Parks this year include an Autumn Equinox celebration, a “micro-garden,” DIY musical instrument making, button-making, ladderball, and mini-golf.

Seattle Department of Transportation has put together a map of all 62 locations, from Lake City to Rainier Beach. The event is part of the Seattle Design Festival.

Parklets are up from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., although some aren’t scheduled to be up the whole day. See SDOT’s full map below.