PARK(ING) DAY IS SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
The number of parks throughout Philadelphia increases dramatically each year on the third Friday in September, when activists, artists, architects, and other citizens transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks. Known as PARKing) Day, this annual event re-imagines the possibilities of 160 square feet of public space. The event celebrates parks and other public spaces in cities across the country, and raises awareness of the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in our urban areas.
PARK(ing) Day was founded by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, in 2005 to raise awareness of the need for green spaces in urban environments. Philadelphia celebrated PARK(ing) Day for the first time in 2008 with over 25 installations for relaxing, cycling, creating art, education, and socializing.
2019 KEY DATES
JUNE 11 Registration RecommendedINFO SESSION @ Center for Architecture and Design - ALL WELCOME
MID-AUGUST, 12:00-1:30PM DESIGN REVIEW DAY Hosted by Community Design Collaborative at the Center for Architecture and Design (1218 Arch Street)
AUGUST 30SIGN-UPS CLOSE / ALL TEAM MATERIALS SUBMITTED
SEPTEMBER NO PARKING SIGNS PICK-UP @ Center for Architecture and Design
SEPTEMBER 20, THIRD FRIDAY OF SEPTEMBERPARK(ing) Day @ CITYWIDE