PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia, held annually on the third Friday of September, provides an opportunity to explore how public spaces could be better designed to serve us all. Parking spaces on the street are transformed for the day by volunteer groups, including our very own team from Fairmount Park Conservancy and our partners at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation into mini “parklets”” the size of a car. These parklets allow us to better understand how much space in a city is given over to automobiles and invite you to engage with cleverly designed, temporary public spaces. Wander Philadelphia’s streets from 10am-4pm to discover the parklets – where you can make something, learn something, or just relax!
Find Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s PARK(ing) Day spot on the 1600 block of JFK Boulevard on the south side of the street.
PARK(ing) Day challenges us all to consider whether we are making the best use of our limited urban spaces.
PARK(ing) Day After-Party
Join us after PARK(ing) Day from 5:30-7:30pm at the Center for Architecture and Design to celebrate the creative teams behind the day’s innovative parklets and find out who wins this year’s coveted Golden Cone Awards! $5 tickets include beer, food, and music.
Learn more about PARK(ing) Day here.