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Come visit our pop-up parks in Seattle and help local nonprofits WIN!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014by  Christa VanWieringen

On Friday, parking spaces around the world are getting a makeover, and we’re excited to join the fun! 

International PARK(ing) Day, held in September each year, is an annual event that encourages artists, designers and citizens to transform metered parking spots in their cities into temporary public parks. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of creating a walkable, livable, healthy city. 

Last year, the WALLY team had fun creating two mini parks inspired by our Northwest Profiles. This year, we’re creating a Supercharged Seahawks Fan-themed park in the heart of South Lake Union, and we've invited some friends!.

Three Seattle-area nonprofit organizations will join us on Republican Street, between Terry Avenue North and Westlake Avenue North, near Uptown Espresso and Blue Moon Burgers. Each nonprofit will build a park inspired by one of our Northwest Profiles, and we’ve turned it into a friendly competition – the group that collects the highest number of votes, both in-person or via voting online, will win a grand-prize donation for their organization.  

Here's who we've invited:

How to cast your vote:

There are two ways to vote for your favorite park: Visit our PEMCO park to cast your vote in person, or vote online at PEMCO's Facebook page – just “like” the photo of your favorite park by 3 p.m. Friday. We'll tally all the votes, and announce the winning nonprofit on Facebook that afternoon.  

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