Each year on the 3rd Friday in September, parking spaces all around the world are colonised with parklets and other installations for World PARK[ing] Day.

The Festival of Architecture is a big fan of PARK[ing] Day. Last year (especially in Auckland), more than 50 car parks were tuned into places of rest, play, art and sculpture. The aim of PARK[ing] Day is to raise awareness of the important role that public open space plays in improving the quality of our lives.

Background reading

PARK[ing] Day began in San Francisco in 2005 when an art and design studio converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in the city’s downtown area. Since then, it has evolved into a global movement with organisations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public spaces in urban settings throughout the world.


Locations of PARK[ing] Day participants will be released as they are confirmed.

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