It’s Park(ing) Day—that wonderful day when parking spaces around the world are transformed into lounges, yoga studios, dog parks, restaurants, game rooms, and who knows what else! Launched in 2005 by a San Francisco design firm, Park(ing) Day has taken on a life of its own. We think that’s a great thing!

Not in on the fun yet? Read this brief history and start prepping for next year. Playing along this year? We want to see what you’re up to! Tag us in your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—we’re @IPIParking everywhere.