Urban Parks Activation Partnership

A park activation and management effort led by a groundbreaking public-private collaboration.


Occidental Park in Pioneer Square and Westlake Park to the north have become vital and welcoming spaces thanks to the Urban Parks Partnership, a public-private collaboration involving the city, the Downtown Seattle Association, the Metropolitan Improvement District, Alliance for Pioneer Square, Friends of Waterfront Seattle, and Seattle Parks Foundation. The Downtown Seattle Association, in a groundbreaking agreement with the city, is managing these public spaces.

On a sunny weekday, you might hear strains of classical piano music drift across Occidental Park and see elderly women sipping coffee at bright blue tables while a man practices tai chi under the shade of maple trees. While chess players study their moves, laborers sit and chat during their lunch break next to a lively ping-pong game, and local professionals walk past on their way to nearby food trucks. Artists sit sketching, and children build towers of oversize foam blocks. It’s rare to see an empty seat in the park.


Urban Parks Activation Partnership

Send a check

To make a donation by mail, please send a check payable to Seattle Parks Foundation to:

PO Box 3541
Seattle, WA 98124-3541

If your gift is intended for one of our community partners, please add their name in the memo line or with an accompanying note.

A tax receipt will be mailed to you upon receipt of your contribution.

Thank you!

Donate Your Car

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?

Donate it to Seattle Parks Foundation!

We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment, and other motorized vehicles. All or part of your donation may be tax deductible.

To get started, simply complete the online donation form or call 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE to speak to a representative. You can also read more at careasy.org.

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?