PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered car parking spots into temporary public parks. PARK(ing) Day aims to bring attention to the need for urban open space, to generate debate around how public space is created and allocated and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … until the meter runs out!
In 2011 there were 975 parks in 162 cities, across 35 countries and 6 continents. In recent years, participants have built free health clinics, planted temporary urban farms, produced ecology demonstrations, held political seminars, built art installations, opened free bike repair shops and even held a wedding ceremony!
This year’s PARK(ing) Day is on Friday 21 September and we’ve teamed up with Roll Up Valet Parking to present an awesome event in Melbourne. We want to show people that bikes are fun, cheap, convenient, ease congestion, bring businesses more customers and generally play with the concept of ‘parking’ and ‘parks’.
So with the support of City of Yarra and Awesome Foundation Melbourne, we’ll be offering bicycle valet parking in a single car space and we’ll build an adjoining temporary grassy park for everyone to enjoy, cyclist or not.
Stay tuned to the Roll Up locations page and our blog to find out more – and mark Friday 21 September in your diaries!