Thursday, July 29, 2010

2010 PARK(ing) Day Update

Your chance to transform a street for a day!

Pittsburgh Park(ing) Day
Friday, September 17, 2010

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, international event in which artists, designers, activists and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces.

This is your opportunity to get Pittsburghers thinking about how important public spaces are and how parks improve our communities. These park installations aim to transform urban environments designed for vehicle use into a communal space for public use. They also provide a chance to generate more awareness about your organization by showcasing your mission, activities and values.

PARK(ing) spaces come in all sizes and styles. It could be an art installation, interactive demonstration, place to sit, or showcase for urban farming and gardening. A park bench, tree and grass works too! There are countless of imaginative ways to transform a metered parking space. For inspiration, you can view images of previous-year spots at

A group of volunteers is working with the CDCP and the Mattress Factory to organize and promote this event for the third year in Pittsburgh. Please do not hesitate to contact one us if you have any questions:

CDCP: Andrea Lavin Kossis at
Mattress Factory: Emily Craig at