Applications for annual PARK(ing) Day due by Aug. 18

Applications are due Aug. 18 for this September’s PARK(ing) Day.

Scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15, the annual, international event encourages people to rethink how streets can be used by allowing residents to transform on-street parking spots into public spaces for the day.

To participate, interested parties can partner with the Seattle Department of Transportation to receive a free street use permit to create a pop-up park.

Those parks must be located within the boundaries of existing on-street parking, not within 40 feet of a bus zone or five feet from an alley or driveway.

The parking spots can only be used between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. (including set-up and tear-down), and the parks can range in size from a single spot, to a maximum of one block in length.

The city’s Department of Neighborhoods provides up to $5,000 for participants through the Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Small Sparks program, but you better hurry, PARK(ing) Day related requests are due Aug. 4.

For more information on PARK(ing) Day, visit