Claim Your Spot for Park(ing) Day 2014

Posted by Park(ing) Day on June 9, 2014

Join in the SEVENTH Annual Park(ing) Day in Philadelphia on Friday, September 19, 2014! Local organizers are especially interested in extending Park(ing) Day to more of Philly’s neighborhoods.

Registration is now open!

The number of parks throughout Philadelphia increases dramatically each year on the second Friday in September, when activists, artists, architects, and other citizens transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks. Known as Park(ing) Day, this annual event re-imagines the possibilities of 170 square feet of public space. The event celebrates parks and other public spaces in cities across the country, and raises awareness of the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in our urban areas.

In 2011, over 30 non-profit institutions, community development organizations, academic institutions, and private companies created temporary parks for Park(ing) Day. Parks were created in Center City as well as in Manayunk, Southwest Philadelphia, Mount Airy, Northern Liberties, and University City.

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