6 August 2008

Events: Park(ing) Day

Start planning now for the annual Park(ing) Day event, held yearly in September. Part public art project - part activism, Park(ing) day is devoted to turning public car parking spots in urban areas into mini parks. Goodbye concrete and cars, and hello greenery, grass and chill-out zones.

In 2007, more than 150 temporary parks sprung to life in parking spots in over 50 cities worldwide. Park(ing) Day was conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective. It is also supported by The Trust For Public Land and Public Architecture. It's a great way to make a statement, have some fun, and create some public art, which all our cities need. Anyone can get involved and makeover a public carpark by joining on the Park(ing) Day Website. This year, the event will be held on September 19th, 2008.

Image: The Trust For Public Land on Flickr


  1. Houston needs a Park(ing) Day. There is hardly any green space here but thankfully they are trying to rectify that. Hope you are doing well, Steph.

  2. Hi Kylie! I love this Park(ing) Day concept. Hopefully the day will grow each year and really raise awareness on the need for green spaces. I'll have to check in on the greening rooftops concept that started in NYC a few years ago...

  3. You know it is happening in Brisbane right? www.brisbaneparkingday.blogspot.com

  4. Thanks for the heads up Anon! The Brisbane (Park)ing Day group is really organised; makes it very easy to put together your own (park).


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