Play Streets Program

Seattle’s Department of Transportation (SDOT) has launched a Play Streets Program.  A play street closes a neighborhood street to traffic for a short time period so that kids and community members can have space for recreation.  The frequency depends upon the location, such as a school which might use a street for recess, or a neighborhood group might choose an evening to encourage everyone on the block to come out and play.

Similar to notification of a block party, organizing a play street requires written notice to neighbors.  The SDOT site provides invitations and door hanger notices which can be printed out and distributed.

Play Streets is a pilot program (experimental) which ends on May 31, 2015.  At that time SDOT will evaluate and determine whether a permanent Play Streets Program can be implemented in Seattle.

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