Seattle Summer Parkways is a new city program to turn miles of city streets into pedestrian zones for four hours for neighborhoods to stage special events.
These free, all-ages celebrations will create expansive, temporary open space on Seattle’s streets, where thousands of friends, families, and visitors can participate in dozens of community-based activities, from skateboard demos, to puppeteers, to art activities to food truck dining. Neighbors are encouraged to plan additional activities.
The inaugural program will happen in the Central District on Sept. 12 and Ballard/Lower Phinney on Sept. 19.
Our area’s Summer Parkway will close seven miles (131 blocks) to traffic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, with featured activities in locations including Loyal Heights Playfields, Salmon Bay Park, Ballard Corners Park, 14th Avenue Northwest Park Boulevard, Ballard Commons Park and the Sixth Avenue Pocket Park.
Streets will be closed to through traffic but open to local traffic. Neighbors are encouraged to host their own events anywhere along the route. Check out the Summer Parkways website for more info or email Summer.Parkways@seattle.gov to tell them about your planned event.
Seattle Summer Parkways is being produced in partnership between the City of Seattle, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Cascade Bicycle Club, among others.