Free street festival!
On Friday, September 16th, in Baltimore and cities around the globe, architects, landscape designers, artists, and citizens will transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called “PARK(ing) Day.”
Initiated in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day invites people to rethink the way streets are used and promotes discussion around the need for broad- based changes to urban infrastructure. For the fourth year in Baltimore, a team of design firms and nonprofit organizations are taking the initiative to new heights by co-locating parking spaces along W. Chase Street in Mount Vernon, outside the Baltimore Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIABaltimore).
Visitors will be encouraged to share their experience using the hashtag #BmoreParkingDay.
Stay tuned to learn more about this year’s parklets!