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.
Collar City Ramble is Partnering with the City of Troy to offer up 4 parking spots for LONG TERM installations to be active from September 20 to October 5, and up to 15 parking spots for SHORT TERM projects on September 20 (PARK(ing) Day). Leaving up your SHORT TERM space through the 21st (Farmers Market) is also on option.
See attached submission document for requirements (LINK HERE)
For sample parklet ideas (LINK HERE)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, 08/07