September 17, 2012
Park(ing) Day Returns Friday, September 21; 50 Organizations To Transform Parking Spots Around The City Into Pop-Up Parklets
Celebrate five years of Park(ing) Day in Philadelphia as the event returns for its fifth anniversary on Friday, September 21.
Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event that invites activists, artists, architects and other citizens to transform metered parking spaces into temporary pop-up public parks. It originated in 2005 in San Francisco, and kicked off in Philadelphia in 2008.
Last year saw a record 30 organizations participate, and this year the total will approach 50. You can use this interactive map to locate all the park(ing) spots throughout the city on Park(ing) Day. They’ll be dotted throughout a huge variety of neighborhoods, from Center City to Manayunk, Southwest Philadelphia, Mount Airy, Northern Liberties and University City.
It’s an awesome way to demonstrate the possibilities for creating pedestrian-friendly spaces in urban areas. And Philadelphia has a head start; read our coverage on pop-up parklets throughout the city, an initiative that began with forward-thinking University City District.
Interested in creating a park of your own? Sign up online.
Park(ing) Day Philadelphia 2012
When: Friday, September 21
Where: 50 locations throughout the city
More info: www.parkingdayphila.org