What is PARK(ing) Day?
PARK(ing) Day is an internationally recognized event where parking spots in various cities and towns are transformed into pocket parks and parklets.
After 7 years of successfully hosting Park(ing) Day on Broadway, we will be changing our focus to Anne Dallas Dudley Blvd! The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, and thanks to our efforts, Metro has begun extending the pedestrian space on Broadway. Transitioning to another area of downtown in 2019 will help raise awareness for the need of additional public spaces.
PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat… at least until the meter runs out!
Sign up for PARK(ing) Day Now! The last Day to register is September 6th 2019.