Help build a parklet in Uptown!

$20,151 from 83 donors $20,000 goal met!

What is a parklet?
A parklet is a small segment of the right-of-way that has been converted from private automobile use to a pubic space for all to enjoy.
Why should I support the Uptown Parklet?
The Uptown Parklet is a community-initiated project. The Uptown Alliance has partnered with SIFF Cinema and the Seattle Parks Foundation to design, fund and build this great little park space. The Uptown Parklet has been designed the reflect the unique arts and culture identity of the Uptown neighborhood and will provide a welcoming space for both residents and visitors.
Where does my money go?
The Uptown Parklet will provide a unique community gathering space within the Uptown neighborhood. It will be built to last, using quality materials, including weather-resistant hardwood decking and the same tables and chairs used in Counterbalance Park. Your gift will help to purchase the materials, furnishings and permits needed for the parklet. Your contribution to the Uptown Parklet is tax-deductible.
What will I be able to do at the Uptown Parklet?
The Uptown Parklet will be a tiny park space in which you can sit to rest and enjoy a view of the Space Needle, pick up a book at the little free library, people-watch along Queen Anne Avenue, enjoy a cheeseburger or a cup of coffee, park your bike, or socialize with your neighbors. The parklet will serve as a community gathering space in the form of a small urban oasis, welcoming all to the heart of Uptown.
What features will the Uptown Parklet include?
The Uptown Parklet will provide benches, tables and chairs, a little free library, planters, bicycle racks, and artwork. The parklet design features repurposed film reels donated by SIFF Cinema.
More about parklets
The SIFF Cinema Uptown site was selected as one of SDOT’s pilot parklet locations. To learn more about the Pilot Parklet Program, visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parklets.htm
About the design team
VIA Architecture’s Community Design Studio and Slater Construction are providing pro bono design and contracting services for the Uptown Parklet.

Thanks to...

Aug 8 Wayne made a $100 contribution
Aug 7 Dick's Drive-In gave $2,500 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Aug 4 Carolyn made a $75 contribution
Carolyn made a $75 contribution
Jeanette made a $50 contribution
Aug 2 Raymond gave $100 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Johanna made a $75 contribution
Aug 1 Kirk gave $25 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Sharon gave $20 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Alex gave $10 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Debbie gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 31 Todd made a $250 contribution
Jul 30 Emily gave $50 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
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Kari gave $20 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 28 Rebecca made a $50 contribution
Jeff made a $35 contribution
Jul 26 Elin made a $25 contribution
Jul 24 Marguerite made a $25 contribution
Julia & Pete gave $50 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
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Carol made a $50 contribution
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Amanda gave $50 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 23 Kelley made a $50 contribution
Jane gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 22 Charley gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Karen gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Howard gave $100 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Robert made a $20 contribution
HBB gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Geoffrey gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Matthew made a $20 contribution
Terri gave $100 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 21 Diane made a $100 contribution
Edgar gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Matt gave $50 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 20 Don & Pam gave $100 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Tom gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Bryan gave $25 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 19 Michael made a $100 contribution
Jul 18 Rick made a $100 contribution
Maria made a $250 contribution
Jul 17 Erin gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 15 Uptown gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Brian gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 14 Matt gave $500 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 11 Susan gave $25 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Adrian made a $20 contribution
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Aaron made a $40 contribution
Vulcan gave $2,500 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Michael made a $20 contribution
Jul 10 Yale made a $50 contribution
Robert made a $250 contribution
Lisa gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 9 Seattle Center Foundation gave $1,000 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Matt gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 6 James gave $20 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
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Keshet made a $50 contribution
Alan made a $250 contribution
Jul 5 Marissa made a $50 contribution
Jody made a $25 contribution
Jul 4 Mary Lynn made a $25 contribution
Jul 3 Ann made a $20 contribution
Martin made a $250 contribution
George gave $100 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Maggie & Carly gave $500 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Catherine gave $50 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Adam made a $101 contribution
Jul 2 Jackie made a $25 contribution
Laural gave $20 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Michael gave $30 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Rosie gave $100 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Naomi gave $20 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Becky Lenaburg and Paul Urla made a $250 contribution
Joe gave $20 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Martin made a $2,500 contribution
Genevieve made a $100 contribution
Oscar G. gave $250 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jeffrey gave $20 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Tim gave $100 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jill gave $50 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Lynn gave $20 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Jul 1 Jean made a $250 contribution
Bayview Retirement Community gave $2,500 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Robert gave $100 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs
Sarah gave $50 for a share of the Uptown Parklet development costs

Building a space for community in Uptown

The Uptown Alliance invites you to help us build a unique community gathering space for our neighborhood. A parklet transforms a small portion of the right of way into a pocket of public park space.

Ours will be located on Queen Anne Avenue outside the SIFF Cinema building and has been designed to showcase Uptown’s unique arts and culture identity. The Uptown Parklet will be a place to sit, relax, enjoy a cup of coffee and meet with neighbors, and it will provide a fun and colorful enhancement to the neighborhood streetscape in the Heart of Uptown retail district.

Please donate today to help us gather the resources needed for the construction of this tiny gem. You may also provide further support by starting your own campaign page and inviting your friends to help support the Uptown Parklet project.  Thank you for helping us to build the Uptown Parklet!

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About the Uptown Alliance

The Uptown Alliance is a non-profit community organization that strives to promote a sustainable, civil, and enjoyable environment in Uptown for residents, businesses and visitors.  This all-volunteer organization works to shape urban design policies, create public amenities and promote a sense of community within the Uptown Urban Center.