PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, 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!
Parking Day as observed last year outside Small World Coffee before it gots its perma-parklet.