Sponsor a Play Street and get to know your neighbors!

Play Streets, sponsored by the City of Seattle Department of Transportation, open neighborhood streets to kids (and adults) for more space for socializing, playing, and physical activity. Community play streets help neighbors create more space for play during the summer or after school. Free and simple permits are issued to open streets up for play. Through the Play Streets program, SDoT:

  • Provides guidance through the permit application process
  • Offers ideas to ensure your event is safe and enjoyable
  • Assesses opportunities for physical activity across the city and works to promote equitable access

What’s New

In response to customer feedback gathered through the 2017 Play Streets Program Evaluation, SDoT has made several improvements. Most notably, the applications for Play Streets and Block Parties have been combined to be more consistent and flexible in an effort to better meet the needs of the community. Click here to apply for a block party/play street permit.

Program Goals

The Play Streets program aims to:

  • Encourage the use of neighborhood streets for safe, active play
  • Promote social interaction between neighbors of all ages
  • Provide additional public space in areas where parks or private yards are limited
  • Ensure local access in and out of homes during events

For contact and additional information click HERE.