Sept. 16: PARK(ing) Day 2016


For the 9th year in a row, Philadelphia will celebrate PARK(ing) Day. This year, PARK(ing) Day falls on Friday, September 16, 2016. PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide annual event that started in San Francisco in 2005, when people transformed metered parking spaces into temporary public parks. The event raises awareness about the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in urban areas—in small 170 square foot spaces all across the world. A variety of non-profit institutions, community development organizations, academic institutions, and private companies—including many planning agencies and companies—participate in setting up these colorful, temporary parks. To view a map of where Philadelphia spots are, visit http://www.parkingdayphila.org/interactivemap. There are over 36 spots in Center City alone. To learn more about the event, visithttp://www.parkingdayphila.org/ or visit the global Park(ing) Day website at http://parkingday.org/. You can also follow along on Twitter at @parkingdayphila.

Participating Organizations, as categorized by Parkingdayphila.org (as of 8/30/2016):


City + Planning

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission


Built Environment

PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia HQ


Architecture Demarest

Land Collective

Gilmore & Associates, Inc.


Sowinski Sullivan Architects

LRK Inc.


SMP Architects


Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

E&LP Associates

Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc.

KSS Architects

Lammy + Giorgio

Langan Engineering


CICADA Architecture/Planning, Inc.

Postgreen Homes

Arts + Crafts Holdings



Community + Neighborhood

Valley Youth House

Berwyn Center

People’s Emergency Center (x3)


Space 1026

Friends Center

Free Library of Philadelphia & Rodriguez Neighborhood Library

Repair the World


Greener Good



Tyler Arboretum

Philadelphia Recycling Rewards

The Clean Air Council

Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation



Schools + Universities

University of the Arts, School of Design

Rec 4 Life Association

Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University

Charter High School for Architecture + Design



Reading Terminal Market

Reanimator Coffee



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