The annual event where metered parking spaces are temporarily transformed into parklets is almost here! Park(ing) Day, started in 2005, celebrates public spaces in cities around the globe. Anyone, from everyday citizens to landscape architects, can participate in this altruistic event which begs, “To call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat.”
The design and theme of Park(ing) spaces are limited only by one’s imagination. Some are simple green spaces, perhaps featuring a shady place to sit on a bench, while others have branched out to offer “free health clinics, urban farms, ecology demonstrations, political seminars, art installations, free bike repair shops and even wedding ceremonies!”
There’s still time to participate in and support your local Park(ing) Day, Friday, September 20th! Learn more from Park(ing)Day.org.