Golden Gardens Bathhouse Food Concessions RFP

Thank you for your interest in the Golden Gardens Bathhouse Food Concessions RFP.  The RFP is now closed.  The scoring for the proposals will be evaluated in November and December.  The Superintendent will announce the awarded proposal by Friday, January 19, 2024. 

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking food concession vendors to submit proposals to manage and operate the Golden Gardens Food Concessions under a long-term agreement. SPR will select a Proposer that best demonstrates the ability to provide innovative, affordable, healthy, safe, and reliable food service to park patrons while paying reasonable concession fees to SPR.

Proposers are encouraged to offer services and/or products that would complement the users of the park. Each proposer should include an assortment of healthy food products as part of their proposed menu. SPR reserves the right to approve or deny any proposed business activity.

Concessions in Seattle Parks creates business opportunities and provides desired services to park users. Concessions also activate parks, which is an important part of our mission to provide welcoming and safe places to work, play, recreate, rejuvenate, and enhance quality of life. Active, fun, and safe public spaces are an integral part of our busy urban landscape. Our guiding principles are to create environmental stewardship, accessibility, opportunity, sustainability, equity, and inclusion.

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is committed to providing the greatest possible public benefit to enhance Seattle’s parks, open spaces, and facilities. We base our selection criteria on how well a proposal aligns with our overall mission, guiding principles and on the potential benefit to the public and to Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Our Mission Statement: Seattle Parks and Recreation equips employees and the public for well-being as we support healthy people, a thriving environment and vibrant community. We provide safe and accessible spaces for residents and visitors to work, recreate, rejuvenate, and enhance quality of life and wellness for children, teenagers, adults, and seniors.

Process and Timeline

A panel consisting of SPR staff and community members will review and evaluate proposals submitted by the due date. SPR staff will score the proposals, determine the highest qualified and responsive proposals, and will interview the proposer, if interviews are necessary. SPR will then make a final recommendation regarding the award to the most qualified service provider offering the best services and management plan to SPR and park users.  

Step 1: Read this document thoroughly: Golden Gardens Concessions RFP

Step 2: Follow the timeline in the RFP for critical deadlines and dates in the process

Open House Opportunities

Onsite at the Golden Gardens Bathhouse Conecssion Stand, 8498 Seaview Pl. NW., Seattle 98117

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 9am-11am
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 2pm - 4pm

Deadline for Submissions

Written proposals must be submitted by October 31, 2023, no later than 3:00pm. Late proposals will not be accepted. 

Partial Timeline




RFP Available

Tues., Sept. 26

This webpage

Onsite Open Houses

Thurs., Oct. 12, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Tues., Oct. 17,
2:00 - 4:00 pm

Golden Gardens Concession Stand
8498 Seaview Pl NW,
Seattle, WA

Deadline for Written Questions to SPR

Tues., Oct.24


Proposals Due to the City by 3:00 PM

Oct. 31 at 3:00 pm

Email full Proposal to

RFP Evaluation Panel reviews and scores proposal

Nov. 2023

SPR Superintendent announces award Friday, Jan. 19, 2024

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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