PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.  Park(ing) Day is always the 3rd Friday in September, which means this year’s date is September 17.

This year, ASLA’s Park(ing) Day challenge will highlight how landscape architects design imaginative public spaces in streetscapes that adhere to safe, socially distant principles — all within the confines of a parking space (or two).

Ways to participate:

  • Take photos of street parklets, patios, and plazas designed by landscape architects and designers in your community. Please be sure to include the designer’s name if you know it.
  • Build out a traditional Park(ing) Day space that is a model for re-imagined curbside activity.

Then, on September 17, post your images on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtags #ASLAParkingDay and #POASLAPD21.

Click here for a guide to help you secure your permits, promote your parklet, and more: Parking Day FAQ2021.

Click here for more resources and the link to the Global Map of parklets.