The number of parks throughout Philadelphia will increase FRIDAY, September 21st, when Park(ing) Day comes to town! Park(ing) Day is an international event when activists, artists, architects, and others transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places, re-imagine the possibilities of 170 square feet of public space, and raise awareness about the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in our urban areas.
The PCPC will be participating again at our usual location on the SW corner of 16th and Arch Streets. This year we will transform a parking space into a cabana, using only plastic bags and a bit of plannerly innovation. Please stop by and relax in a lawn chair under the shade of a plastic bag, enjoy the Arch Street sights while contemplating ways to reuse and reduce your plastic consumables.
Take some time on what is sure to be a beautiful Friday and visit all the parklets across Philadelphia. To figure out a route, check out a map of all the locations.