PARK(ing) Day PHL
PARK(ing) Day PHL
For PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia 2020, we will be sharing images from our photo archive, and encourage our PARK(ing) Day partners to celebrate public space this September 18th! Be sure to follow @parkingdayphila and @PhilaArchCenter on Instagram to see our virtual celebration of PARK(ing) Day!
PARK(ing) Day is an annual, daylong global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public mini-parks, or "parklets". In Philadelphia, approximately 60 volunteer teams design, build, and install these temporary 170 square-foot parklets througout the city as a gift to their fellow citizens. All parklets are self-funded.
At the end of every PARK(ing) Day, the Center for Architecture and Design hosts a public party in its space at which an invited guest inspires us with their vision for the future of our sidewalks and streets, and also present their Golden Cone Awards to the teams who created the most inspirational and delightful parklets.
PARK(ing) Day challenges us all to reconsider whether we are making the best use of our limited urban spaces.
PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia is presented by the Center for Architecture and Design in partnership with the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter, the Community Design Collaborative, + the Charter High School for Architecture + Design. Official Photographer of the event is Kendon Photography, since 2017.
PARK(ing) Day was founded in 2005 by Rebar Group, a former San-Francisco-based architecture and design firm, and was first organized in Philadelphia in 2008 by Zimmerman Studio. Since 2014, the program has been managed and presented by the Center for Architecture and Design.
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