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Central Area Hosts Seattle Summer Parkways September 12

Summer parkways mapA new program, Seattle Summer Parkways, will launch this Saturday, transforming three miles of streets in Seattle’s Central Area neighborhood into “parkways” where people can bike, play, walk and run. A total of 46 blocks will be closed to through traffic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. but open to local traffic. Residents can still park and access the streets.

Everyone is invited to join in activities in four neighborhood parks along the route: Pratt Park, Judkins Park, Garfield Playfields and Powell Barnett Park (please see the attached map). Events include food trucks, buskers, live music, Zumba classes, Zorba Ball, Skate Like a Girl demos, bike polo and more.

This free, all-ages celebration will create an expansive, temporary open space where thousands of friends, families, and visitors can participate in dozens of community-based activities, from skateboard demos, to puppeteers, to art activities to food truck dining. In addition to participating in the activities, residents are encouraged to explore the open spaces by biking, running and walking along the route.

In partnership with Seattle Summer Parkways, Bike Works will raffle off 10 free bicycles at Garfield Playground. Bicycles will be available for all-ages; winners must be present to win. For more information, visit and follow Seattle Parkways on Facebook and Twitter @SeattleParkways #SeattleSummerParkways.