Own a Piece of the Street: Park(ing) Day Sept. 19

Park yourself — in a mini green space or play space you create yourself on a city street.

In the annual worldwide Park(ing) Day event, to be held September 19 this year, artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.

Our friends at Zipcar Seattle had a contest at the 2013 Park(ing) Day for who could spin up the most miles in a short time frame. For a little while, Jack Hilovsky in our office held the top spot.

Our friends at Zipcar Seattle had a contest at the 2013 Park(ing) Day for who could spin up the most miles in a short time frame. For a little while, Jack Hilovsky in our office held the top spot.

In some cities you’ll have to plug the meter all day to take over a space. In other towns it’s managed through a formal permit process. Either way, getting a lot of people to do it can make for a fun festival atmosphere throughout your downtown. To get a taste of what it can be like, check out the Seattle Bike Blog’s photo tour by bike.

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Park(ing) Day Sites in Washington State

Park-ing_Day_Seattle-logoWe’ll update this list as we hear of additional Washington towns where people plan to make their streets a bit more livable for a day.

 

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