PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia

PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia

Held annually on the 3rd Friday in September

2018 PARK(ing) Day: Friday, September 21st

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.

PARK(ing) Day challenges us all to reconsider whether we are making the best use of our limited urban spaces.

Interested in participating by creating your own parklet? Click the link at the top of this description to find out more!

PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia is presented by the Center / Architecture + Design in partnership with the Philadelphia Parking AuthorityAIA Philadelphia, the Community Design Collaborative, + the Charter High School for Architecture + Design.

PARK(ing) Day was founded in 2005 by Rebar Group, a San-Francisco-based architecture and design firm.