PARK(ing) Day Nashville 2019
Fri, Sep 20 9:00 am
PARK(ing) Day is an international event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks or parklets. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of public space in communities around the world. Why Does PARK(ing) Day Exist? The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out! When Is PARK(ing) Day? The third Friday of September every year. This year it will be on September 20th from 9:00am-5:00pm.