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Park(ing) Day 2009 – Make Parks, Not Parking

On Friday, September 18th, people all across the nation will take to the streets to turn car spaces into people spaces. In Seattle, Feet First is leading the charge by making it relatively cheap and easy to get street use and meter permits.  On Capitol Hill, People’s Parking Lot (a.k.a. the Keith Harris Conspiracy) and the Capitol Hill Community Council have stepped up to make Park(ing) Day 2009 even better. 

People’s Parking Lot and the Capitol Hill Community Council are hosting the first ever Park(ing) Day Seattle Prize.  A group of local journalists (is Central District News interested?), unemployed artists, and other disreputable neighborhood-types will be recruited to the judging caravan, which will wind its way throughout Seattle in search of the finest park to grace a parking spot. The winner will receive a super-secret fabulous trophy and an equally fabulous prize.  The awards ceremony will take place at 6pm at Park(ing) Day Central Park on 500 E Pine.

Are you tempted by the visions of mini-parks you have dancing in your head?  Do you too wish to be in the running for the fabulous trophy and equally fabulous prize?  If so, please contact elaine(at) to register your park and to receive all the necessary paperwork. The deadline for application for a park on the street (filled out forms, plans and all) is August 20th, no exceptions.  If you have any questions about Park(ing) Day Central Park or the Park(ing) Day Seattle Prize, please contact Keith at peoplesparkinglot(at)

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