PARK(ing) Day - Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.
For the past few years, Women in Landscape Architecture (WILA-MN) has worked with local schools to design a space for PARK(ing) Day. This year, WILA-MN is working with students and faculty from Edison High School which features a strong design curriculum. The space will be located at the intersection of Lowry and Central in Northeast Minneapolis. Hours will be announced soon.
If you would like to help with planning or donate materials, please contact Ally Czechowicz with Stantec. Ally can be reached at email@example.com.
Special thanks to Forms+Surfaces for providing furniture!
About PARK(ing) Day
PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. 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 temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
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!
ASLA is a strong supporter of PARK(ing) Day, and it encourages chapters to participate. Click here to learn more about ASLA's involvement and to see what ours and other chapters have done in the past.