Last month, we announced that we’d be granting 30 organizations around the world $1,000 each to repurpose parking spaces into parklets and other people-oriented uses to celebrate Park(ing) Day. We’re excited to announce that we will also have our own Park(ing) Day installations on September 17.
Spin will be taking over parking spots in three cities: Atlanta, Seattle, and Barcelona. Take a look below for more information! And please come out to join us or our grantees if you’re in any of the cities represented.
Park(ing) Day Atlanta (UPDATE)
WE WILL POSTPONE THE ATLANTA PARKING DAY EVENT UNTIL OCT. 1 DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
We’re thrilled to partner with Brown Bike Girl for an equity-focused hands-on safety training focused on addressing the needs of Black & Brown riders. Come visit us for Park(ing) Day at Lenox Square Mall (3393 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or join our training at the same location at Noon! Sign up here.
Park(ing) Day Seattle
We’ve just launched our service in Seattle and we’re excited to celebrate Park(ing) Day in the Columbia City neighborhood. Stop by for free helmets and other giveaways on September 17 between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our friends at Commute Seattle will also be nearby! (4868 Rainier Ave S., Seattle, WA; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Park(ing) Day Barcelona
We will create our own space: a green area where children will draw how their ideal city looks like and adults will have some activities as well to participate in. Come and join us to see how we can build a more liveable environment: PLAÇA: Carrer Casanova, 133 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Check out the map and list below to see where our grantees will also put up Park(ing) Day installations.
- Brisbane, Australia—Queensland University of Technology (Side Gallery, 7 Emma Street, Red Hill, Australia 4059; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
- Cambridge, MD—Choptank Heritage Trails (700 Pine St., Cambridge, MD; 7 a.m.-7 p.m.)
- Charlotte, NC—Promising Pages
- Chicago, IL—Twist and Shout School of the Performing Arts (3650 N Recreation Dr., Chicago, IL; 12 p.m.-6 p.m.)
- Chicago, IL—Milwaukee Avenue Alliance (2912 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL)
- Eugene, OR—Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation (842 Pearl St., Eugene, OR; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
- Jamestown, RI—Looking Upwards, Inc. (11 Clinton Ave. Jamestown, RI; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
- New York, NY—ASLA-NY (W. 182nd Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Audubon Avenue, Washington Heights, New York, NY; 1:30-6:30 p.m.)
- Oklahoma City, OK—Urban Land Institute Oklahoma (200 N Walker, Oklahoma City, OK; 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
- Omaha, NE—Mode Shift Omaha (1234 S. 13th St., Omaha, NE; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
- Oneida, NY—Oneida Improvement Committee, Inc (109 North Main St., Oneida, NY; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.)
- Oregon City, OR—The Street Trust (503 Main St., Oregon City, OR; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
- Provo, UT—BikeWalk Provo (10 W 100 W, Provo, UT)
- Portland, ME—Portland Trails (16 Fox Street, Portland, ME; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
- Portland, ME—Friends of Congress Square Park (593 Congress St., Portland, ME)
- Portland, OR— Portland State University - Masters of Urban & Regional Planning students (7238 SE Foster Rd, Portland, OR)
- Providence, RI—Providence Street Coalition (672 Broad St., Providence, RI; 3-6 p.m.)
- Raleigh, NC—Oaks and Spokes + Placemaking Studio (719 N Person St., Raleigh, NC; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.)
- San Francisco, CA—Ruth Asawa School of the Arts high school (601 Portola Dr., San Francisco, CA 94127; 1 p.m.-5 p.m.)
- Somerville, MA—CultureHouse (15-13 Union Square, Somerville, MA; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
- Springdale, AR—Downtown Springdale Alliance (113 W. Emma Ave., Springdale, AR; 9a.m.-12 p.m.)
- Springfield, MO—Better Block SGF (2825 S Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO; 1-6 p.m.)
- Tacoma, WA—Downtown On the Go (Will be livestreamed on Facebook; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Tallahassee, FL—Providence Neighborhood Association (1901 Hillsborough St. Tallahassee, FL; 7 p.m.)
- Tokyo, Japan—Park(ing)Day Japan and Sotonoba
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada—Urban Minds (105 Bond St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 1-5 p.m.)
- Washington DC—Uptown Main Street (713 Kennedy St. NW, Washington, DC; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)
- Washington, DC—Eastern Market Main Street (613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
- Washington, DC - Marshall Heights Community Development (2510 Pennsylvania Ave, SE; 12 a.m.-4 p.m.)
What is Park(ing) Day?
Park(ing) Day is a global, public, participatory art project launched by Rebar in 2005. It is a day where people across the world temporarily repurpose street parking spaces and convert them to tiny parks and places for art, play, and activism. We’re excited to partner with Park(ing) Day and Better Block Foundation this year to support these organizations create their own Park(ing) Day installations.