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PARK(ing) Day is back! 

PARK(ing) Day is returning to the streets of Edmonton after taking a break in 2018. 

Date: Friday September 20, 2019
Location: 107 Street, north of Jasper Avenue (both sides) 
Time: Noon—6pm
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2019

Take to the streets this PARK(ing) Day in Edmonton for the chance to temporarily transform a parking stall into a parklet, an artistic display, a design installation, or other public space!

PARK(ing) Day empowers the community to re-imagine the public realm and enhance the street for pedestrians. We have over 20 stalls to be temporarily transformed.

Criteria to Participate

Interested in participating? It's simple - here's what you need to know:

Criteria:

  • Interactive or passive installations, displays, presentations, classes, and/or parklets that:
    • celebrate the diversity, history, and heritage of the community, city, or region
    • allow diverse groups of people to participate and connect with one another
    • encourage creative conversations around public space, urban planning and design, and/or
    • contribute to an ongoing dialogue about safer spaces on our streets
  • Installations, displays, or parklets must not exceed the 8 by 24 feet stall. However, if you wish to use two or three parking stalls, we can try to accommodate this! Just make sure you do not go over the 8-foot width to allow cars to safely pass.
  • Installations, displays, or parklets should be temporary and simple to set up and take down.
  • Installations, displays, presentations, classes, or parklets should be sturdy, safe for people to walk through and around, and not interfere with traffic (nothing extending beyond the stall, nothing that can easily blow away)

Urban Renewal will cover the cost of reserving the stalls, will promote the event, and liaise with all participants. However, participants are responsible to supply all materials associated with their installation, display, presentation, class, or parklet.

We will review all submissions, based on the above considerations, by September 8.

We hope to see your creativity shine!

Have A Project Idea?

PARK(ing) Day 2015

PARK(ing) Day is an international event where people transform parking stalls into temporary parks, interactive displays or art installations. The first PARK(ing) Day was initiated by Rebar, an art and design studio, in San Francisco in 2005.

PARK(ing) Day was led by The Drawing Room, in collaboration with CITYlab and the City-Region Studies Centre, along 97 Street and 101A Avenue on September 18, 2015.

PARK(ing) Day 2015 - Lessons Learned

For More Information

Amos Kajner-Nonnekes

Title Planner
Email amos.kajnernonnekes@edmonton.ca

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