PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. 2012 marks the event’s second year in Pittsburgh and they’re seeking participants. If you’re interested in securing a space for this year, head on over to their submission page and fill out the form. After spaces are claimed and everyone is registered, a map will be created to show all of the parks throughout the city and spaces will be promoted using social media. Sounds neat, huh!?
If you’re still a bit confused as to what PARK(ing) Day is exactly, hop on over to this photo set from OTB Bicycle Cafe when they hosted PARK(ing) Day last year. According to their website, “PARK(ing) spaces come in all sizes and styles. It could be an art installation, interactive demonstration, place to sit, or showcase for urban farming and gardening. A park bench, tree and grass works too! There are countless of imaginative ways to transform a metered parking space.” Some interesting things to note for participants:
*If you choose a spot that is metered you’re required to feed the meter or register the space with the Pittsburgh Parking Authority.
*PARK(ing) Day is strictly a non-commercial event. No buying, selling or inclusion of commercial logos is permitted.
*Complete rules and useful information can be found on Park(ing) Day’s website or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
PARK(ing) Day Pittsburgh is September 21, so start brainstorming your ideas and secure a spot before it’s too late!