Save Our Sandbox
  • Petitioned City of Seattle

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City of Seattle

Save Our Sandbox

    1. Paulo Nunes-Ueno
    2. Petition by

      Paulo Nunes-Ueno

      Seattle, WA

Save Our Sandbox!

Paulo Nunes Ueno is a father of two who built a sandbox in the planting strip outside his Seattle home.  

The sandbox became a focal point of his community. Following a complaint, he was asked to move it or pay a $500/day fine. SDOT has convened an internal task force to research the issue and in the meantime he can keep the sandbox where it is.

The City of Seattle has the opportunity to help knit tighter communities by loosening the rules that control how we use our planting strip.  We've put together a small graphic illustrating how silly this issue really is and encourage residents to voice their opinion to CIty Council as well.

Seems like everyday we retreat further into our phones, cars, tv's and computers. By allowing home owners and renters to create friendly gathering places in front of their houses, the city can help us knit tighter communities. Let's make Seattle a safer more kid/people friendly place! Legalize sandboxes!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Leslie Garsten JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      How about putting signs in the street "Slow down children at play'

      "? This is done in places where children actually play IN the street. How about a speed bump? More important that children are happy and safe than that cars get to speed down residential streets!

    • Clint Loper SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      For too long, we've treated our streets -- which are such a large part of the acreage and landscape of our cities -- solely as thoroughfares for cars. It is time to reclaim them for neighbors, neighborhoods, and green transportation. This sandbox is one small step in a very positive direction!

    • Diana Vergis Vinh SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Builds community and reduces crime.

    • Katherine Mackinnon SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      I live in NE Seattle and people are *opting in* to getting out there and interacting with our front lawns. Yes, it's city ROW, but we're also obligated to care of them. What better way to care for the strip than to make a public space a space that the public (children!) can enjoy? Please consider changes to the SMC/street use to allow this an other, creative uses of parking strips.

    • Ruth Benfield SEATTLE, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Increase sense of neighborhood; slow down vehicle traffic on residential streets


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