Providing temporary public open space . . . one Parking spot at a time.

Park(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and designers collaborate temporarily to transform metered Parking spaces into living Parks. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered Parking space into a temporary public Park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, Park(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar, but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world. 

The mission of Park(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of the urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

Interested in having your own Park(ing) space? Applications are open until Sunday 28 January 2018. 

Brought to you by Wellington Sculpture Trust, in association with the Wellington City Council and with support from Creative Communities.