Sacramento United PARK(ing) Day returns Friday, September 15, 2017!
Come join Sacramento’s creative community as we temporarily replace on-street parking with creative mini-parks designed to highlight what makes Sacramento Special!
We are inviting anyone, including designers, makers, artists, landscape architects, architects, engineers, musicians, performers, contractors, business owners and creatives to design their parklets to showcase our region’s ‘CREATIVE CAPITOL’, however you choose to interpret that concept. Currently, the City and region are looking for ways to energize, visualize, and stimulate a creative economy and support our creative class. How can Parking Day (a one-day event) and the concept of parklets (miniature public spaces) showcase the ‘creativity’ of our community and become public displays of our creative potential?
More about PARK(ing) Day:
“PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!” – Rebar, founders
More photos from last year’s event here
Sponsorship opportunities exist for this very public event. If your firm is interested in supporting the event, please contact Andrew or Dalton at email@example.com
GoodDay Sacramento (video)