Park(ing) Day Philadelphia
Posted by - on July 13, 2015
PARK(ing) DAY is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
THE WORLDWIDE ANNUAL EVENT STARTED IN 2005 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Philadelphia is celebrating 8 years!
The number of parks throughout Philadelphia increases dramatically each year on the third 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 the past eight years, almost 300 temporary parks have been created by non-profit institutions, community development organizations, academic institutions, and private companies for Park(ing) Day Philadelphia. Parks have been located in Center City as well as in Manayunk, Southwest Philadelphia, Chinatown, Mount Airy, Northern Liberties, University City, Germantown, West Girard, Fishtown, the Northeast, Passyunk, and continues to spread out more and more into our city’s rich neighborhoods.
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