2018 PARK(ing) Day PHL

2018 PARK(ing) Day PHL



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  • The Collaborative
  • CHAD
2018 PARK(ing) Day PHL
Friday, September 21, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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.

Interactive Google Map Available Here

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 (Philly has 3.7 parking spaces PER HOUSEHOLD) 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 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.


Be sure to join us after PARK(ing) Day from 5:30-7:30pm 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 Playful Learning from Dr. Jeremy Sawyer, a Developmental Psychology Researcher, at the Temple University Infant & Child Lab! $5 tickets include unlimited beer, food, and music. Parklet teams attend for FREE. Tickets available Now.

PARK(ing) Day was founded in 2005 by Rebar Group, a San-Francisco-based architecture and design firm, and was first organized in Philadelphia in 2008 by Zimmerman Studio.

#PARKingDayPHL / @parkingdayphila

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