Save the Date: Park(ing) Day is Friday 9/16: Sponsors Needed!

INSPIRE: Citizens across WA are encouraged to celebrate PARK(ing) Day by turning an ordinary parking space into a park for a day! To take part in the annual international event, contact your local DOT or municipality for participation guidelines for your area. For inspiration, check out photos from last year's event.

For 2016, Seattle PARK(ing) Day is changing to PARK(ing) Day Plus + and will extend over two days, Friday 9/16 and Saturday 9/17. PARK(ing) Day Plus + will feature pocket parks as well as tactical urbanism projects such as bicycle lanes, crosswalks and sidewalks.

Much appreciation to our 2016 Seattle PARK(ing) Day sponsors—GGLOThe Watershed CompanySwift CompanyBrumbaugh & AssociatesSvRNakano Associates and J.A. Brennan AssociatesThank you for helping our community to engage in public space design!

CALL FOR SPONSORS:  WASLA provides direct support to cover required fees for the community groups hosting pop-up parks. We are in need of several more sponsors to continue our effort to keep this event free. Would you like to become a Seattle PARK(ing) Day sponsor? For details, email Tom at [email protected].

VISIT: On PARK(ing) Day, take a stroll or coordinate a group walk to visit pop-up parks in your area. A map of Seattle’s pop-up parks will be available on the Seattle Department of Transportation’s website prior to the event.

SHARE: National ASLA is holding a social media contest on PARK(ing) Day!  To participate, share pictures of your PARK(ing) Day space on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #ASLAPD2016.  In addition to sharing your pictures, ASLA will choose one professional and one student parklet to feature in the November issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine.  If you are planning to participate, especially outside of the Seattle area, please share your event details and photos with Lucas Vannice, Public Relations & Outreach Committee Chair, at [email protected].

For more information, visit SDOT’s PARK(ing) Day webpage or the Seattle Design Festival website. To receive updates on all things PARK(ing) Day, you can follow Seattle PARK(ing) Day on twitter @parkingdaySEA or use the hashtag #SDF2016!

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