Parks & Public Space

Ideas in Open Streets: Seattle, WA (Finally)

Following several months of discussion, the City of Seattle has received the first applications for opening street space to dining. Since the Seattle Department...

Green Lake Community Center Options Narrowed to Three at Current Site

Seattle Parks and Recreation's online open house has returned for the Green Lake Community Center/Pool redevelopment project, including the results of the previous open house. The selected...
Patrons eat in a new parklet patio at Gracia in Ballard. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Seattle Considers Thinking About One Day Accepting Permits to Maybe Open Streets to Dining

Seattle will permit restaurants and retail shops to open into traffic-less public streets one block at a time. Two months after the idea was...

Lake Washington Boulevard Dedicated to Pedestrians and Cyclists through Labor Day

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) confirmed Tuesday that a three-mile stretch of Lake Washington Boulevard will be an open street for the remainder...
U.S. Route 2 in the heart of Leavenworth. (Google Maps)

WSDOT Supporting Low-Stress Streets and Pop-Up Commerce on State Highways During Pandemic

Washington's state transportation department is launching a temporary program that will make some lower-speed highways available to open streets and commercial uses during the...

Ideas in Open Streets: Bothell, W.A.

Bothell has opened up its Main Street for retail and restaurants in the age of social distancing. For a block of the city’s traditional...

Freeway Park Revamp Is Ahead, Latest Concepts Unveiled

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Freeway Park Association began their open house and survey this week for the planned Freeway Park improvements. This...
The stole the name of our baseball team, now they’re eating Seattle’s lunch out on a newly built restaurant patio. (City of Coquitlam)

Ideas in Open Streets: Coquitlam, B.C.

Coquitlam, British Columbia is letting its restaurants and stores spill outside and take over their parking lots. In the name of social distancing, of...