PARK(ing) Day

Take to the streets on September 18

Noon to 6 PM
Namêw (97 Street) and Okisikow Way (101a Avenue).

Ten years ago, PARK(ing) Day started as an open-source idea from San Francisco-based architecture firm, ReBar, where artists, designers and citizens transformed metered parking spots into temporary public parks [parkingday.org]. Although temporary, PARK(ing) Day has inspired direct participation in the civic processes that alter the urban landscape. It not only highlights the versatility of public spaces, but also fosters grassroots community development.

This is your opportunity to experience the transformation of 25 metered street parking stalls into PARKs with creative installations and interactive projects!

PARK(ing) Day Edmonton empowers people to cocreate safe, inspiring and inclusive spaces with the community. We hope to catalyze conversation at the intersection of geography and culture while strengthening a shared sense of belonging to this place. We asked participants, “How might public spaces better accommodate and celebrate the diverse people that live here?” Working within the parameters of an 8 by 24 foot parking stall, participants embraced the challenge by submitting proposals that engage passersby, get creative with urban design, and celebrate diversity.

We would like to express thanks to the Treaty 6 Nations on whose territory this event is held. We acknowledge this is a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory for centuries such as: Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux.
 

Email parkingday@drawingroomedmonton.com with questions or concerns.
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This event is presented by The Drawing Room in partnership with CITYlab and City Region Studies Centre. For more information go to parkingday.org