Cambridge is launching a pilot program that will allow permitted mobile food trucks to park in spots adjacent to riverfront parks late this summer and fall.
The city is seeking applications for qualified food trucks and cart operators to sell freshly prepared food and beverages on Sundays from four parking spots along the Charles River through the end of October.
Mobile food trucks are already allowed in other areas of the city, such as Kendall Square and on the MIT campus.
The pilot program is an initiative of the Community Development Department and will allow food trucks to operate from two spots at New Riverside Neighborhood Park at Memorial Drive and Western Avenue and trucks to park at two spots at Corporal Burns Park at Memorial Drive and Flagg Street, according to the city’s website.
The city will evaluate the pilot program to determine whether a future program for food trucks should be implemented, the city said in a press release.
Food truck or cart operators must apply to participate in the program and spaces will be leased on a week-by-week base for a per-day fee.
More information about the pilot program can be found online at www.cambridgema.gov/mobilefood.