2020 PARK(ing) Day PHL festival

2020 PARK(ing) Day PHL festival
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2020 PARK(ing) Day PHL festival
Friday, September 18, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
city-wide Philadelphia, PA

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.

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 8:00 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 08 | Team sign-ups begin + Info Session for first-time participants
  • August (TBD) | Lunchtime Parklet Design Review by the Community Design Collaborative
  • August 28 | DEADLINE: Certificate of Insurance for team + Participation Waivers for all team members due
  • September 14-16 | Pick up "No Stopping" signs, maps, and other paraphanalia
  • September 18 | PARK(ing) Day PHL + After Party w/ Golden Cone Awards

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 hear from a guest speaker about how we can improve our built environment! $10 tickets include unlimited beer, food, and music. Parklet teams attend for FREE. Tickets available late 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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