Sacramento United PARK(ing) Day was Saturday, September 16, 2017!
Thank you to all who participated and made the event a great success!
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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
GoodDay Sacramento (video)