10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Rose District
Join us in the Rose District for international PARK(ing) Day! The goal of PARK(ing) Day is to draw attention to how we use public space and explore new ways of interaction with our city. The event calls attention to the need for more urban community space, generates critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and how to improve the quality of urban human habitat. Make sure to join us in the Rose District throughout the day to see all the creative spaces downtown. “Parks” will be located in the parallel spaces on Dallas on the east and west sides of Main Street.
Park(ing) Day is an annual, global event held on the third Friday of September. Citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into “Park(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The international event began in San Francisco in 2005 when a group of architects “rented” a parking space by paying the meter and set up a miniature park. By 2011, over 975 PARK(ing) Day spots were created in 162 cities across the globe and the event has continued to grow ever since.