Summer Parkways volunteers needed

The Seattle Department of Transportation is recruiting residents and businesses to help make this year’s inaugural Seattle Summer Parkways events a success.

For two days in September, Seattle Summer Parkways will transform more than 10 miles of city streets into open-street zones for neighborhoods to use in new ways. One of those days will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on three miles of streets (46 blocks) in the Central Area.
Featured activities will take place in Judkins Park, Pratt Park, Garfield Playfields and Powell Barnett Park.

More than 300 volunteer positions are available, including intersection management, community ambassadors, route patrols, mobile (bike) mechanics, information booth staff and event set-up and tear-down. All volunteers will receive free lunch and a T-shirt.

More information about each volunteer role, as well as instructions on how to sign up, can be found at

These free, all-ages celebrations will create temporary open space on Seattle’s streets for community-based activities — from skateboard demos to puppeteers, to art activities to food truck dining. Residents are encouraged to explore the open spaces by biking, running and walking.

Residents along the route may also host events of their own; visit for more information.

Streets will close to through traffic (motorized vehicles) but open to local traffic.