PARK(ing) Day

 

What Is PARK(ing) Day?

PARK(ing) Day is an international event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks or parklets. 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 public space in communities around the world.

Why Does PARK(ing) Day Exist?

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!

When Is PARK(ing) Day?

The third Friday of September every year. This year it will be on September 21st from 9:00am-5:00pm.

 

Original PARK(ing) Day concept by Rebar:

 

Who Can Participate?

Anyone can participate in parking day as long as they reserve a spot with NCDC before the event.  NCDC partners with Metro Public Works to reserve the parking spaces in advance.

How To Participate

To build your very own parklet in Nashville, you or someone on your team must download the NCDC app on the App Store or Google Play

  1. Search “NCDC” on the App Store or Google Play
  2. Download the Nashville Civic Design Center App
  3. Open PARK(ing) Day and create a profile
  4. Locate your desired space from the Parklet Map
  5. Determine the parklet number by clicking on your preferred green location pin from the map
  6. Register Your Parklet
  7. Build and Install your parklet in your spot on Sept. 21st 2018
  8. Attend the Golden Cone Awards and see if you won!

Where Is PARK(ing) Day?

The NCDC reserves locations throughout downtown Nashville through Metro Nashville Public Works.  The green spots on the map below show locations where you can reserve a space to build your parklet. The red spots have been already been claimed by other parklet builder teams. 

 

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PARK(ing) Day 2018

PARK(ing) Day 2018

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. 

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!

Participants:

AbrasiveMedia
AIA EPs
Art To Where
Barge Design Solutions
Beautiac
Blue coast burrito
Blush Boutique
New in Nashville
C615
Catalyst Design Group
Concept Technology Inc.
Daniels+Chandler Architects
David bordenkircher
Design 615
Do Good & Juggle: Learn to Juggle Challenge!
EOA Architects, Hodgson Douglas, CFA
ESa
Farmer | Morgan, LLC.
GHP Environmental + Architecture / To Be Determined
Goodwyn Mills Cawood
Greater Nashville Regional Center
Hawkins Partners Inc.
Hereford Dooley Architects/128
HFR Design, Inc
Industrious
K-LOVE
Kimley-Horn
Lose Design
Metro Nashville Planning Dept
Metro Water Services
MLK Magnet HS "It's All About the Space"
Moody Nolan
NOI
OHM Advisors
Postmates
SEGD
Smith Gee studio
SP+ Parking
Steelcase | ORI
STG Design
Studio Eight Design
sTURBO
The Architect Workshop
The Stahlman
Titan Up
Turner Construction
Urban Housing Solutions
Vanderbilt University
W&A

Find Out More on our PARK(ing) Day Page!

Golden Cone Awards 2018

Golden Cone Awards 2018

Join NCDC to celebrate our Reclaiming Public Space Initiative and the best parklets from PARK(ing) Day 2018! Tickets available on Sep. 22, 2018.

The "Golden Cones" is Nashville's paramount award ceremony when it comes to public space and PARK(ing) Day. The Golden Cones goal is to recognize the best parklets and to ultimately educate Nashvillians of the importance of public space. Naturally, PARK(ing) Day parklets come in many shapes and sizes, and NCDC recognizes the best of the following categories:

  • Overall Creativity
  • Most Engaging
  • Most Informative
  • Best Use of Space
  • Sustainability
  • Protected & Comfortable
  • Artistic
  • Wow Factor
  • That's Sooo Nashville

NCDC also recognizes a variety of superlative awards each year. Examples from the past include the People's Choice Award, Golden Bone Award, Golden Tee Award, and more!

During PARK(ing) Day, between 5-15 judges participate in ranking the parklets in various categories. Based on the judges feedback, NCDC awards organizations, groups, or individuals that created the best parklets.

Drinks and snacks will be provided for attendees!

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