Park(ing) Day is an international day of turning passive urban parking stalls into active mini-parks filled with people, plants, music, art, and games. Originally invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day calls attention to the need for more urban open space and challenges people to rethink the way streets are used.
On Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Downtown On the Go will bring this international event to downtown Tacoma. Local businesses, organizations, and residents will showcase their creativity by transforming over 30 park(ing) spaces into interactive parks. Visit the parks at your lunch break and stop by one of the event food trucks located on Pacific Ave. between S. 11th & S. 12 St.
Tour many of the parks throughout downtown by participating in an 11 a.m. walk starting at People’s Park at S. 9th & MLK Jr. Way or a noon walk starting at Park(ing) Day sponsor, the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center at 15th & Commerce St. Stop by any of the parks to pickup a Park(ing) Day passport and map of the spaces. By visiting five or more parks and turning in the completed passport, visitors will be entered into a drawing for downtown gift certificates and prize baskets.
Click here to see a map of the 2015 Park(ing) Day spaces.