“Evenings on Park Lane” Return This Week
Published on May 25, 2022
Communications Program Manager
Kirkland’s Park Lane to Open Nightly for People Walking and Biking
KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland announces the return of “Evenings on Park Lane,” starting on Thursday, May 26 and running through October 2, 2022. Evenings on Park Lane expand outdoor capacity for businesses and increase foot traffic in the downtown core by closing the west end of Park Lane to vehicles nightly from 6 to 11 p.m.
The nightly closure happens on Park Lane between Lake Street and Main Street. Like last year, the street will be open to people walking and wheeling every evening from 6 p.m. until the Park Lane restaurants close for the night. Once the restaurants close, the street will be reopened to normal traffic flow. Signs indicating that the street is closed to vehicles will be positioned at each end of the block, and there will be parking signs to inform Park Lane visitors of the closures.
Evenings on Park Lane was first implemented in 2020 to help support downtown businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2021, the City launched a broad engagement effort to collect feedback on opening Park Lane to people walking and wheeling during specific days and times. For more information, visit www.kirklandwa.gov/ParkLane2022.