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PARKing Day 2015


  • City Wide


Jennifer Lawrence


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PARK(ing) Day in Cambridge

In our 4th annual celebration of PARK(ing) Day, we will be working with different community organizations, businesses, and City departments in transforming 60 parking spots into something else for the day.

Who is participating in PARK(ing) Day 2015?

To help you get the most out of your  PARK(ing) Day experience, we've created this easy-to-use online map of all 60 PARK(ing) Day spots! Don't miss a single fun activity.

Check it out now!


Menu of PARK(ing) spots

Mass Ave: Porter-North
• Cambridge Fire Department
• Cambridge Police Department 
• DPW – Recycling Division
• Greater Boston Vineyard Church/Vineyard Community Offerings/Soccer Nights 
• Social Computing Group MIT Media Lab

West Cambridge (Vassal Lane Upper School)
• Economic Development 
• Safe Routes to School 
• Fresh Pond Resident Alliance 

CRLS to Inman Square
• Health Dept/CRLS Family Planning 
• CRLS/EF/Glocal Challenge 
• Hubway 
• Harvard Urban Planning Organization
• Naveo Credit Union

Central: Mass Ave from MIT-Prospect
• Cambridge School Volunteers 
• Cambridge Community Television 
• Cambridge Local First 
• The Middle East
• Boston Custom Cards 

Central Square near City Hall
• MassBike
• The Trustees
• Cambridge Mayor’s Office
• Food and Fitness Policy Council 
• Green Cambridge 
• Cambridge Election Commission
• SHEDx + Territory 

Harvard Square
• Cambridge Pedestrian Committee
• Cambridge Center for Adult Education
• Rejjee, Inc.
• BoConcept 
• Cambridge Health Alliance: Elder Service Plan

• Harvard University Adams House

Mass Ave between Harvard and Porter
• Robert Paul Properties
• Abodeon, WardMaps and MBTAgifts 
• Joie de Vivre 

Kendall Square
• Urban AdvenTours
• Cambridge Bicycle Committee
• Cambridge Housing 
• Cambridge Redevelopment Authority
• GeoOrbital
• Cambridge Community Planning 
• Cambridge Environment + Transportation 
• Cambridge Energy Alliance
• Charles River TMA 

East Cambridge (ish)
• Social Artists & Writers
• SHIFT Community Bicycle Collective
• Cambridge Public Library
• Criminal Justice Policy Coalition 


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 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.

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!

Source: http://parkingday.org/about-parking-day/.  

Original concept by Rebar: www.rebargroup.org.  

For More Information

For more information on PARK(ing) Day in Cambridge, contact Jennifer Lawrence at jlawrence@cambridgema.gov or 617/349-4671.

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Page was last modified on 7/24/2023 11:07 PM
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