Winter in the Parks Means Sports, Snacks and Art

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Game day in Westlake tent

You might not have noticed, but the days are getting longer. To capitalize on every minute of light, we’ve added more activities, art and food in downtown parks.

This month, we installed seven new Holding Hope sculptures around downtown, including in Westlake Park and Occidental Square. Each 6-foot-tall piece features two hands holding one another in the shape of a heart, and each is designed in an eye-catching color designed to bring a pop of vibrancy to downtown Seattle.

In addition, this installation is an opportunity to support the Pike Place Market Foundation. For every photo taken at one of the sculptures and posted with the hashtag #HoldingHopeSeattle, $10 will be donated to the Foundation in the social media poster’s name. Donations will be made for the first 500 social posts across Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Additional Holding Hope pieces can be found at McGraw Square, Pike Place Market and Urban Triangle Park, with a Freeway Park installation coming soon. This project was made possible in part with generous support from Amazon.

Game Day in the Park

This year, the road to football’s biggest game of the year goes through Westlake Park. On Feb. 7, the Kansas City Chiefs will battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL championship. Come pick up a hot snack from the Westlake Park food truck or pack your own game day grub and then kick back and enjoy the action under the large, lit and socially distanced tent we’ve popped up in Westlake Park.

As always, our staff are in the parks providing safe and socially distanced activities. Food trucks and concierge services are available in both Occidental Square and Westlake Park every day from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

DSA manages and activates these two downtown public spaces all year. For the most up-to-date information, subscribe to park updates and check the parks page on our website.