Park(ing) Day is an annual event, held globally on the third Friday of September. Park(ing) Day promotes awareness for public space, especially in urban areas, and how it can be more pedestrian friendly. Many cities are designed to prioritize cars over people, but Park(ing) Day allows cities to reimagine public spaces, like parking spots.
This year’s Park(ing) Day celebration is back in the physical realm, so metered parking spaces will be transformed into temporary public parks by architects, artists, advocates, community groups, residents, and nonprofit organizations.
Feet First Philly created a mini-booklet that is available at all the parklets, so make sure you pick up a copy. We encourage everyone to vote for their favourite parklet. Instructions: Take a photo with your favorite parklet tag @FeetFirstPhilly on Twitter + @feet_first_philly on Instagram, @PARKingDayPhila AND use #GoldenConePHL on your social media platforms. Not on social media? Text 215.701.9319 to share your photo.
Throughout the day there will be Instagram live interactions with #PARK(ING)DAYPHL where you can learn more about this event and even what it means to others. Join us live on PARK(ing) Day’s Instagram at 6 pm to learn more about what Park(ing) Day means to us and learn about some of our initiatives and upcoming events.
Join us tomorrow, September 17, 2021, and experience how metered parking spaces can be redesigned to provide greater value to a larger number of people.