Park(ing) Day, the annual celebration that turns parking spaces around the world into parks, is back in full force this year. Happening Sept. 17, the event is being sponsored by Ford Mobility Company-backed Spin, which has even offered funding to help transform spaces into parks for one day.
Get all the details, including the celebration’s history, a downloadable manual, and details about promoting and having fun with parking, here. There’s even a gallery of past parking space park installations if you’d like a little inspiration.
PARK(ing) Day–that September day when on-street parking spaces around the world are transformed into picnic areas, yoga studios, tiny parks, art exhibitions, and anything else that might fit. Who would have ever guessed we’d use what we learned from that annual celebration to help fight a global pandemic?
In this month’s issue of Parking & Mobility, we take a look at how PARK(ing) Day has helped us prepare for a time we didn’t even know was coming; as restaurants and other businesses expand into parking spaces, what we’ve learned from other transformations has taught us a few valuable lessons–and our cities are benefiting.
From actual usable space to safety considerations to regulations to financials, it’s a great look into how a fun, annual celebration is serving us well in a whole new way–and where it might all be headed. Download and share with city officials, restaurant and business owners, and others looking to help socially distance with the help of parking. Get your copy here.
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.