PARK(ing) Day is an annual, day-long global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into public mini-parks, or “parklets.” In Philadelphia, approximately 60 volunteer teams design, build, and install these temporary 170 square-foot parklets throughout the city as a gift to their fellow citizens.
Inexpensive curbside parking causes increased traffic, wasted fuel, and more pollution in urban centers around the world. Car centric urban development generates unsustainable conditions and impedes healthy and vibrant urban habitats. It’s time to rethink the way streets are used and to reimagine the possibilities of the urban landscape!
Find the official PARK(ing) Day map at parkingdayphila.org. Mark off all the parks you visit and don’t forget to take photos and share using @parkingdayphila and #PARKingDayPHL.
At the end of every PARK(ing) Day, the Center for Architecture and Design hosts a public party and presents the Golden Cone Awards to the teams who creates the most inspirational parklets.
This year, Feet First Philly will be the guest speaker at the after party – join us throughout the day at the parklets and at the end of the day at the awards party!