What is Park(ing) Day?
Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event for artists, designers, and citizens to transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. For more information, visit the global Park(ing) Day website.
When is Park(ing) Day?
In 2013, Park(ing) Day is on Friday, September 20, from approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm (times may vary by spot – Parks can only be in the space when it is legal to park a vehicle there.
How many spots will there be?
35 Parklets throughout Providence
Where can I go to see parks?
Parks are located around Providence.
Anyone with day-time availability should come by St. John’s Park on Atwells & Vinton Streets at 12 PM for a Bike Newport-led ride through the West Side and downtown to the Park(ing) Day parklets. I sent some maps to Jef, and I’m sure he’ll be updating the website shortly to give people that information.
Bike helmets are required for the ride.
The bike ride will take about an hour, and will be at a leisurely pace. We’ll be offering everyone an apple at the end of the ride, just as a thank you from participant Fertile Underground for being a part of this.
Hope to see people out and ready to explore Providence!