PARKing Day Applications now being accepted

PARKing Day 2013 is coming your way!

Democracy Center

PARKing Day 2013 Is Coming Your Way!

The Cambridge Community Development Department (CDD) seeks creative folks to participate in the official City of Cambridge PARK(ing) Day celebration, an international event in which metered parking spaces are transformed into engaging “parks” for one day of the year. Have a great idea for transforming a parking space into a park? Let us know about it! Previous years have focused on many different themes including, but not limited to: Shakespeare in the park, lemonade stands, book swaps, hula hoop lessons, chalk drawings, games, dog parks, and music.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where residents, 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!

Original concept by Rebar: 

How to Apply

The DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS is August 13th, 2013.  To participate in PARKing Day see the application form here.

For More Information

For more information, contact Jennifer Lawrence, or 617/349-4671.