Transform Austin's parking spaces into temporary miniature parks, or "parklets," on PARK(ing) Day, happening Sept. 20. Occurring the third Friday of September, PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that promotes public engagement and dialogue on the need for public, open spaces in urban areas. Austin residents have created numerous parklets of different shapes, sizes and uses on PARK(ing) Days past, and Austin Transportation invites the community to continue this tradition for PARK(ing) Day's 15th year.
The recommended deadline for permit requests is Saturday, Aug. 31, for parklets to be included in promotional materials. Interested participants can still submit permit requests through Saturday, Sept. 7.
To ensure safety and accessibility, parklet installations should follow these conditions:
Austin Transportation invites the community not only to create parklets, but also to visit and interact with the installations. Look forward to information about participants and their parklet locations on Eventbrite and Facebook, and follow #ParkingDayATX for updates on the day of the event.