Save the Date: PARK(ing) Day 2018 is September 21!

PARK(ing) Day 2017 took place on September 15, 2017

On September 15 we took over 120 parking spots and turned them into separated bike lanes, parks, art galleries, and much more!

Check out all the spots at our online map! 

2017 Participating Groups

  • Reservoir Church / North Cambridge Soccer Nights: Soccer Nights Fall Fun!
  • Harvard Urban Planning Organization: Design for Everyone: Everyone can be a creator/designer/maker
  • Lesley University: College of Art and Design: Participate
  • Criminal Justice Policy Coalition: Criminal Justice Reform
  • Cambridge Water Department: Park of Microscopic Life
  • Livable Streets Alliance: The True Cost of Parking
  • Cambridge Public Library: International Day of Democracy
  • Envision Cambridge: Mobile Engagement Station
  • Hubway Separated Bike Lane
  • Crimson Bikes: Wear your art! Create your own art helmet!
  • Bern: Wear your art! Create your own art helmet!
  • Blick: Wear your art! Create your own art helmet!
  • Vision Zero: Keep our streets safe with CDD and Traffic, Parking & Transportation
  • Cambridge Community Development Department: Building a Culture of Health
  • Cambridge Public Health Department: Cambridge in Motion Healthy Eating / Active Living
  • Lyft: LyftLawn
  • Friends of the Greenway
  • Harvard University CommuterChoice: Eduspaced! One day. One parking space. So much to learn.
  • Community Charter School of Cambridge
  • Public Safety Spot: Police, Fire, Emergency Communications, Animal Commission and ProEMS
  • Eastern Bank
  • Cambridge Energy Alliance: Your Energy - Energy Efficient Bike and Solar cooker
  • Rejjee, Inc: Bike Registration
  • BoConcept Cambridge: Create your own mini succulent garden with BoConcept
  • Zumba With Jess: POUND-Rockout Fitness Class
  • Naveo Credit Union: Prize Wheel! 
  • PRACTICE Space: Practice Space Birthday Party. Practice Space turns ONE
  • SHIFT Community Bicycle Collective: Bicycle Tune-ups
  • Cambridge Health Alliance Sexual and Reproductive Health Program: Health Relationships
  • Community Development Department: Housing Division Tiny House: Calling Cambridge Home
  • Parkour Generations Boston: Parkour & movement exploration
  • Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department: Bus/Bike Interactions: Touch a Truck!
  • GreenCambridge: Solar cooking, cardboard furniture and re-use ideas
  • Victim Resource Center and Center for Homicide Bereavement: Victim of Violent Crime Awareness on the Patio
  • City of Cambridge Animal Commission
  • WeWork: WeWork Outdoors Office
  • Cambridge Community Center
  • Superpedestrian: The Future of Transportation is Personal
  • Community Development Department Economic Development: Surveying and games in Central Square
  • Harvest Co-op Market: Think Local – Buy Local – Be Local
  • Boston Cyclists Union: Design your street!
  • Department of Public Works: Zero Waste Cambridge: Recycling and Composting
  • The Dance Complex: Dance Happens Here!
  • Cambridge Community Television: LIVE with the Candidates
  • Cambridge Bicycle Safety: Separated Bike Lane
  • Boston Cares: Service Station
  • EZRide Shuttle: Bus Bike Harmony
  • Cambridge School Volunteers: ¡CSV BOOK-NOOK!
  • Cambridge Election Commission: Register to Vote
  • Soofa: Sustainable Community Love
  • GeoOrbital: Riding bikes with the pedaling optional, another day in the office!
  • Community Art Center: Home Port Public Art Project!
  • Center for EcoTechnology: NO PARK(ing) UPCYCLING ZONE
  • For more Information

    To be added to the email list, please contact Jennifer Lawrence at or call at 617/349-4671.

    What is PARK(ing) Day?


    PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where residents, artists, and activists come together to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public places. 

    The Cambridge Community Development Department (CDD) seeks creative people to participate in the official City of Cambridge PARK(ing) Day celebration, an international event in which metered parking spaces are transformed into “parks” for a day. Previous years have brought many creative ideas, including: gymnastics studios, bicycle-powered smoothies, living rooms, dance floors, parks, nature preserves, games, dog parks, libraries, bike lanes, and concerts.

    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! 

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    About PARK(ing) Day

    Original concept by Rebar.


    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 creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

    For More Information

    For more information about PARK(ing) Day in Cambridge, email or call 617/349-4671.

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