PARK(ing) Day Friday in downtown – 9/21/2012

2012 PARK(ing) Day logo.

From the event’s Facebook page:

PARK(ing) Day Friday

Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.

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!

Fort Wayne has joined the party this year and will be hosting 4 Park(ing) Day locations on September 21, 2012.

Stay tuned for exact locations and more details!!


For more information about the world wide event, read a press release from last year’s event.


The locations include:

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[li]West Wayne Street in front of J.K. O’Donnell’s pub[/li]
[li]In front of Founders, located at 614 S. Harrison Street[/li]
[li]On South Harrison Street across from Cindy’s Diner[/li]
[li]One Summit Square, in between the Brava’s and JumBy’s JoiNt food trucks[/li]


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