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09-09-21 | News

PARK(ing) Day Friday Sept. 17

Repurpose Street Parking to Create Tiny Parks

PARK(ing) Day which was originally developed in San Francisco, is now an international event that brings awareness to the importance of green spaces in urban settings. The event is set for September 17.

The 16th annual PARK(ing) Day is set for September 17, 2021 across the globe.

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PARK(ing) Day is an international event that facilitates a collaborative mini park that is set on parking spaces commonly found in cities across the world and brings a park to a small space. The mission is to draw attention to the importance of streetscapes for people to enjoy.

This international event began in 2005 in San Francisco when architects payed and used a metered parking space to create the first 'park' of its kind. In 2011, over 975 spots were created in 162 cities across the world sparking a tradition and showcasing how important green urban public spaces are.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) chapters across the country are integral to the event. ASLA New York is celebrating from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on W. 182nd Street in Washington Heights. ASLA San Diego is partnering with Third Avenue Village Association (TAVA) to turn Third Avenue from E Street to G Street into a vibrant, local affair in Chula Vista. ASLA Florida will bring PARK(ing) day to College Park from 4 p.m. through 10 p.m.

https://www.asla.org/uploadedFiles/CMS/Events/Parking_Day_Manual_Consecutive.pdf

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