PARKing Day

East Cambridge Dog Owners Group

PARK(ing) Day 2020 is September 18

Help us make PARK(ing) Day 2020 the largest celebration yet! We invite community groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses, artists, and City of Cambridge programs to celebrate community and all things Cambridge. Join us on Friday, September 18 as we celebrate this international event.

PARK(ing) Day Open House will take place on Wednesday, May 27 from 4PM to 7PM. Stop into 344 Broadway, 2nd floor conference room at any point to ask questions and learn about PARK(ing) Day in Cambridge. 

  Registration will open on April 22, 2020 (the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!). 

CultureHouse at PARK(ing) Day 2019

(Photo Credit: CultureHouse)

For more Information

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

Democracy Center


PARK(ing) Day 2020 is September 18. 

2019 Story Map: Online Map of spots

Download the 2020 map here.

View Full Screen Map (recommended). 

2019 Participating Groups

Central Square: City Hall Area

  • Naveo Credit Union
  • The Architecture Lobby
  • Mayor Marc McGovern's Office
  • Food For Free
  • State Senator DiDomenico's Office
  • Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee
  • Cambridge Historical Commission
  • 1369 Coffeehouse
  • Central Square Business Association & Cambridge Bicycle Safety Separated Bicycle Lane

Central Square: near Prospect Street

  • City of Cambridge Public Safety (Fire, Police, Emergency Communications, Animal Control, ProEMS) (9 AM to 2 PM)
  • CCTV
  • Eastern Bank
  • Cambridge Council on Aging
  • All in Energy
  • Per Scholas Greater Boston
  • Cambridge DPW Stormwater Management
  • Museum of Things
  • Climable.org
  • River Street Redesign Team
  • WeWork
  • Boston Book Festival
  • Islamic Society of Boston
  • Cambridge Public Schools Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Kendall Square: Ames Street

  • Community Development Department Housing Division
  • SLAM Collaborative
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Cambridge Public Health Department
  • Community Development Department: Environmental & Transportation Planning*
  • Traffic, Parking & Transportation Department*
  • Cambridge Bike Plan 2020*
  • Find It Cambridge
  • Parkour Generations Boston*
  • CultureHouse (10 AM to 6 PM)
  • Pizza Club*
  • Kit Collins*
  • Event Them*
  • MIT Open Space Programming

Kendall Square: Third Street

  • Eastern Bank
  • East Cambridge Open Space Trust
  • Lyft*
  • Soofa
  • Community Charter School of Cambridge*
  • Cambridge Water Department
  • The Community

Porter Square

  • Lime Pop-Up Protected Micro-Mobility Lane (7 AM to 7PM)
  • Friends of the Cambridge Public Library*
  • Community Development Economic Development Division (8 AM to 4PM)
  • Cambridge Energy Alliance
  • Planet Fitness*
  • Councilor Craig Kelly
  • Henry Bear's Park
  • Lesley Art + Design

North Massachusetts Avenue

  • CDD, Traffic & Parking, MBTA, and Livable Streets Alliance Bus & Bike Priority Lanes (rush hours)
  • Homeowners Rehab, Inc

Harvard Square: Quincy Street

  • Spare Change News & The Homeless Empowerment Project
  • Educational Divide Reform & The Academy at Harvard Square
  • Spotimyze Mobility
  • Between the Lines Poetry
  • Breton Place
  • E.U.U.N.I
  • Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Square: Church Street

  • Vice Mayor Devereux's Office (8 AM to 1:30 PM)
  • Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW)
  • Cambridge Election Commission
  • Down Under School of Yoga
  • Community Development Department: Community Planning
  • Green Cambridge
  • CRJA-IBI Group
  • Cambridge Seven Associates
  • Bluebikes*
  • Wheel'n Around*
  • The Crystal Lake Ice Company (2:30 PM to 4 PM)
  • Cambridge DPW Recycling Division (10 AM to 2 PM)
  • Eastern Bank

Other Locations

  • Coalesce Design & MIT students: 344 Broadway
  • Broadway Bicycle: 351 Broadway
  • Cambridgeport PTO: 276 Broadway
  • East Cambridge Savings Bank & Second Chances: 292 Cambridge Street*

Most spots open 10 AM to 4 PM unless otherwise noted. *Signifies open from 8 AM to 6 PM. 

What is PARK(ing) Day?

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. PARK(ing) Day has since evolved into a global movement.

An historical day at the PARKives 2018

CultureHouse Pop-Up in Central Square 2018

(Photo Credit: CultureHouse)

Parkour in a parking spot 2018

For more Information

To be added to the email list to participate next year, please contact Jennifer Lawrence at jlawrence@cambridgema.gov or call at 617-349-4671.

Parking Day Car

PARK(ing) Day 2020: September 18

PARK(ing) Day Open House

Join us on Wednesday, May 27 to learn more about PARK(ing) Day, register, and get all of your questions answered!

  • PARK(ing) Day Open House
  • Wednesday, May 27
  • 4 PM to 7 PM
  • 344 Broadway
  • 2nd Floor Conference Room

Registration

Registration opens on Earth Day: April 22, 2020! 

 

What is PARK(ing) Day?

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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 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! 

Cambridge Tap

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 jlawrence@cambridgema.gov or call 617-349-4671.

Harvard GSD