Plan For PARK(ing) Day (September 19, 2008)

Submitted by Charles Frost on Thu, 07/24/2008 - 21:51.

 

Park(ing) day (from Flicker)

September 19, 2008 - PARK(ing) Day

Conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective, PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.

The Latest News:

WORLDwidE: PARK(ing) Day 2007 was a huge success!

See images of the day's event here.

Thank you to everyone who participated around the world. Here are the stats rom 2007:

more than 200 PARKs in over 50 cities worldwide, including:

- 58 PARKs in San Francisco, including 5 Sidewalk Plazas by Public Architecture.
- 45 PARKs in Los Angeles.
- 25 PARKs in NYC.

PARKs in major cities, including Washington DC, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, St. Paul, Boston, Austin, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Miami, London, Bremen, Utrecht, Barcelona, Valencia, Munich, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Toronto, Melbourne, Brisbane (Australia) and Vilnius (Lithuania).

PRESS
Media inquiries, please email:
media [at] parkingday [dot] org
Post-Event Press Release
Pre-Event
Press Release

Media coverage (selected):
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Los Angeles Times (front page)
New York Times (9.21.07)
New York Times (9.22.07)
New York Times (9.23.07)
San Francisco Chronicle
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Times
Wall Street Journal

 

From: http://www.parkingday.org/

Photo from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekai/1419837449/