Park(ing) Day Turns Metered Parking Spots Across Philly Into Pop-Up Parklets This Friday, September 18

This Friday, September 19, Park(ing) Day returns to bring innovative pop-up parklets to metered parking spots across the city. (Photo courtesy University City District)
Park(ing) Day returns on Friday to bring innovative pop-up parklets to metered parking spots across the city. (Photo courtesy University City District)

This Friday, September 18, Park(ing) Day — a nationwide phenomenon that turns metered parking spots into temporary mini-parks — returns to Philadelphia for its eighth year.

For one day, and one day only, more than 50 parking spots across the city will host innovative designs created by local artists, planners, businesses, activists and community members. Look forward to everything from mini-golf courses and art displays to cafes and meeting spaces — all housed with the 170-square-foot space.

Pop-up parks will fill parking spaces from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. everywhere from Center City to Mt. Airy — and many of the neighborhoods in between.

The full list of participating organizations — and the location of each parking spot — is available right here.

For those interested in creating a parklet of their own, register today.

Park(ing) Day culminates with a party from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. Tickets are $8 for general admission.


Park(ing) Day 2015

When: Friday, September 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Various Locations; Check here for the complete map

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