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    • Unknown skater enjoys pop-up skate parklet at Park(ing) Day 2017 on Arch Street near 11th. Designed by James Booney of Space 1026.

Park? Let's! Photos from Park(ing) Day 2017

Today is Park(ing) Day, an annual, nationwide event where on-street parking spots are turned into pop-up parklets. Started in San Francisco in 2005, Park(ing) Day is celebrating it's 10th year in…

    • Parking on South Broad Street | Steve Ives, Flickr
    • Baltimore Crossing at 48th Street and Baltimore Ave

Q&A: Mike Lydon on the state of 'tactical urbanism' and why Park(ing) Day still matters

Last Friday, Mike Lydon, the author of Tactical Urbanism and a principal at The Street Plans Collaborative came down to Philly from New York to present at Philadelphia's Park(ing) Day after-party…

    • Park(ing) Day 2015: Less Parking, More Park(ing)
Eyes on the Street

Lens: Park(ing) Day 2015

Last Friday about 50 temporary parks replaced in-street parking spaces around town. It was Philly's eighth annual Park(ing) Day, part of a global movement to reclaim metered parking spaces as mini-public…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.

September 18: Park(ing) Day | Schuylkill River Trail increasing police presence | Daylighting the corners

Happy Park(ing) Day! Check out this map to find a few temporary parklets to visit today, and tune in to our Twitter feed as we’ll be riding around taking pictures of…

    • Park(ing) Day returns this Friday, September 21. 

September 17: DRWC finalizing land deal for South Philly trail | DRPA frees up Papal parking | BIA bill in Council

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is close to finalizing the land acquisitions that will allow them to build a 0.7-mile waterfront bike and walking trail in South Philly, reports Jacob Adelman. …

    • Park(ing) Day | Gilmore & Associates

Photos: Philly Park(ing) Day 2014 was more grown-up, but no less fun

Park(ing) Day - the one day each September when assorted fun-loving artists, advocates, and weirdos, and increasingly big-name design firms and city agencies, turn curb parking spaces into miniature parks -…

    • Park(ing) Day: Bohlin Cywniski Jackson + Avenue of the Arts
Eyes on the Street

Photos from Philly's sixth annual Park(ing) Day

Eyes on the Street pounded the pavement Friday to see as many of the Park(ing) Day installations as possible. We started in South of South Neighborhood Association (SOSNA) territory, trekked east…

    • purple skyline
Eyes on the Street

September 16-20: TTF Watershed at Globe Dye Works | Michael Van Valkenburgh | Nerd Nite talks Sustainability | Air Pollution and Kids | Park(ing) Day

It's a week of urban environmental events about watersheds, landscape architecture, sustainability progress, air pollution, and public space. PARTY: TTF Watershed celebrates at Globe Dye Works Tuesday, September 17, 5:30-7pm. Globe…

    • Park(ing) Day 2012 - Groundswell
Eyes on the Street

Park(ing) Day returns September 20

Park(ing) Day is slated to return to Philly streets for the sixth time on Friday, September 20, turning dozens of metered parking spaces into temporary public spaces. Cars don’t rule the…

    • The Pumpkin Market parklet, 2012
Eyes on the Street

Scenes from Park(ing) Day 2012 [slideshow]

Did you stumble across people coloring flowers, lounging on curvy benches, working at desks, or camping in a parking space on Friday? September 21 was Philadelphia's fifth annual Park(ing) Day,…

    • Park(ing) Day returns this Friday, September 21. 
Eyes on the Street

Park(ing) Day returns September 21

This Friday Park(ing) Day returns to Philadelphia, temporarily transforming metered parking spots into public spaces just for a day. Last year more than 30 temporary parks popped-up in city streets…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.
Eyes on the Street

July 16-20: Dirty Dancing | Park(ing) Day Meetup | Water Balloon Dodgeball | Behind PlanPhilly: 'A Man and His Ship'

Steamy Cinema Series: Dirty Dancing Wednesday, July 18, 6pm reception, 7pm film. National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East. As part of this month’s Steamy Cinema Series,…

Park(ing) Day 2011 from EyesontheStreet

Today was Park(ing) Day, when unsuspecting parking spaces throughout the city were transformed into temporary parks. This year, more than 30 mini-parks popped up thanks to organizations like the Community…

    • Meet up on Wednesday to discuss this year's Park(ing) Day.
Eyes on the Street

Park(ing) Day 2011

Today was Park(ing) Day, when unsuspecting parking spaces throughout the city were transformed into temporary parks. This year, more than 30 mini-parks popped up thanks to organizations like the Community…

    • Philadelphia Water Department shows stormwater runoff concerns in its PARK(ing) Day spot.

Organizations advocate for green space on PARK(ing) Day

PlanPhilly intern Kimberley Richards contributed to this report. Organizations gathered throughout the city Friday to participate in PARK(ing) Day, an annual, global event created to advocate for urban park space.  Participants take…

    • NW corner of 40th and Walnut Streets, sponsored by University City District

Taking back the streets - part deux

Sept. 18 Philadelphia's second annual PARK(ing) Day was in full swing Friday, drawing the curious all over the city to take part in a large-scale experiment using urban parking spaces for…

Park(ing) Day Returns: Friday, September 18

Park(ing) Day, a national event to raise awareness of the need for green spaces in urban areas, is returning to Philadelphia on September 18.  Park(ing) Day originated in San Francisco…

PARK(ing) Day video

Miniature parks sprung up in parking spaces around Center City on Friday as more than two dozen groups participated in National PARK(ing) Day, an annual event that transforms metered parking space in…

    • PARKing Day

Updated: Taking back the streets in style

7th and SansomSept. 19 PARK(ing) Day blog: more photos By Julie ThompsonFor PlanPhilly Students lounged in lawn chairs at 34th and Walnut Streets, surrounded by sculptures made from recycled…

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