Parking Day

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PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Established in 2005, it is held the third Friday of September

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The best way to participate in PARK(ing) Day is to design and build a PARK. It’s easy – you don’t need to be an artist, community activist or have any special training to do a PARK, but you do need to be aware of your local regulations and do you best to stay within the law. We’ve provided resources here to help like-minded people connect and get started building PARKs in their neighborhoods.


1. Read the license (PDF). Understand that by participating, you agree to its terms. Notice that the license only gives you the legal right to use the trademark “PARK(ing) Day,” it does not give the right to occupy a metered parking space! It is your responsibility to research the legal regulations in your area and, if necessary, contact the local authorities for permission. Obey the law and have fun.
2. Come back in just a few weeks to grab the updated, free PARK(ing) Day Manual. It’s a portable, easy-to-download PDF that covers the basics and a little philosophy, and proceeds go to keep this site and the community network alive each year. Also check out the other resources that can help you mark your PARK.
3. Join the DIY Planning Network. It’s a social network designed exclusively for PARK(ing) Day participants. Browse for a group in your city, or start your own and trade ideas for this year’s event.
4. Add your planned PARK to the world map. This helps others find you and helps us track the growth of the movement to reclaim cities on PARK(ing) Day!