Seasonal Food Truck, Activities, and Fitness Concessions

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) seeks unique and interesting business collaborations that promote and enhance parks through a shared commitment to healthy people, healthy environment and strong communities.  Opportunities vary, with some sites appropriate for carts, food trucks, and other self-contained businesses. Most locations do not have storage or electricity available.  Small businesses, and Women and/or Minority Businesses (WMBE) are encouraged to submit proposals.  Before submitting your request, review the FAQ, site desciptions and visit the park location.   

Seasonal Food/Non-Food Concessions 2023 

Concession permits are awarded through a competitive evaluation process called the Request for Proposal (RFP).  RFP proposals must be received by SPR no later than 3 pm on March 2, 2023.  You can see the list of permitted vendors on the sidebar.  

The following park locations are still available for concessions as of November 16, 2023:  Bergen Place, Cal Anderson Park, Freeway Park (cart), Jefferson Park, Lake Union Park, Madison Park,  Mt. Baker Beach Park, Pritchard Beach Park, Stan Sayres Park, Volunteer Park and Lower Woodland Park. If you are interested, please complete and submit the application below.  Applications will be reviewed, if space is available, on a first-come first-served basis. 

Review the FAQ below for information about operating a seasonal concession business in a City of Seattle Park. 

Commercial Use Permits-Fitness/Education/Recreation 

Are you a business offering classes/instruction/recreational service in City of Seattle parks? You need an Commercial Use Permit. Please visit this page for details.

All commercial activity in parks requires a permit or contract. Failure to obtain a permit from Seattle Parks and Recreation may result in a citation or fines.  

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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