2019 PARK(ing) Day PHL

2019 PARK(ing) Day PHL
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2019 PARK(ing) Day PHL
Friday, September 20, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Citywide Philadelphia, PA

FREE | Registration Not Required

This event is presented by the Center for Architecture and Design in partnership with the Philadelphia Parking Authority, the Urban Design Committee of AIA Philadelphia, the Community Design Collaborative, + the Charter High School for Architecture + Design.

Sign Up To Participate Now!

Philadelphia has over 10,000 acres of paved streets + nearly 4 parking spaces per household

PARK(ing) Day PHL, held annually on the third Friday of September, provides an opportunity to explore how public spaces could be better designed to serve us all. Parking spaces on the street are transformed for the day by volunteer groups into mini "parklets" the size of a car. These parklets allow us to better understand how much space in our city is given over to automobiles and invite you to engage with cleverly designed, temporary public spaces.

Wander Philadelphia's streets from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm to discover the parklets - where you can learn something, make something, or just relax! A printable map of all the parklet locations will be available for download beginning on September 13th.

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

Interactive Google Map Available Here


  • June 11 | Team sign-ups begin + Info Session for first-time participants
  • August 20 | Lunchtime Parklet Design Review by the Community Design Collaborative
  • August 30 | DEADLINE: Certificate of Insurance for team + Participation Waivers for all team members due - NO EXTENSIONS
  • September 16-18 | Pick up "No Stopping" signs, maps, and other paraphanalia
  • September 20 | PARK(ing) Day PHL + After Party

Be sure to join us after PARK(ing) Day from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Center for Architecture and Design to celebrate the creative teams behind the day's innovative parklets, find out who wins this year's coveted Golden Cone Awards, and to learn about tactical urbanism from a guest speaker to be announced soon! $5 tickets include unlimited beer, food, and music. Parklet teams attend for FREE. Tickets will be available later this summer.

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.

#PARKingDayPHL / @parkingdayphila

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