On Friday September 18th, PARK(ing) Day returned to the Boyle Street area of Edmonton, along Namêw Ave (97 Street) and Okîsikow Way (101a Avenue). PARK(ing) Day is an annual event taking place internationally where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into PARK(ing) spaces: temporary public places (parkingday.org). Twenty street parking spots were reimagined by local artists and organizations, and turned into sites for imagination and community building. From interactive art installations, rap battles, tai chi and yoga, unique information booths, to a clothing swap, each of the stalls promoted conversation and connection in our community.
Everyone had a blast! The weather was perfect and the crowd fantastic. We could not have asked for a better afternoon! Here are some snaps from PARK(ing) Day 2015!
Photography by Charmaine Lowe
PARK(ing) Day 2015 was a massive success! We couldn't have done it without our partners CITYlab, City Region Studies Centre, The Quarters Downtown, and Stantec.
We would also like to acknowledge the hard work of the participants and artists who helped reimagine a better use for parking stalls. Thanks also to the hard working volunteers on this project, Jeana Ridley, Jodie McKague, Charmaine Lowe, Max Atchison, and Tom Young.