World PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event aimed at raising awareness of the important role public open space plays in improving the quality of our lives. This year heaps of New Zealand companies around the country will be colonising parking spaces with exhibitions and installations. Come and experience the spaces, imagine how different the cities could if public spaces were used with a humans as main focus and not cars.

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.


Date and time
Friday 20 September, 9am to 5pm

3 installations around the Tauranga CBD and Mount Maunganui main road


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