Friday Is Park(ing) Day

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Park(ing) Day, set for Friday, provides an opportunity to turn a downtown metered parking space into a mini-park or parklet crafted in the unique style of the participant, exhibiting a characteristic or an expression of those involved.  

Registered participants include individuals, community groups, businesses, non-profits and others that promote positive use of urban space and the walkability of cities through these interactive and inviting spaces.  

Park(ing) Day is a free event, nothing is bought or sold and there are no fees for those that participate. The public is encouraged to walk or bike to the parklets and enjoy the festivities provided by these groups. 

The event will be held in Downtown Chattanooga, specifically on Market, Broad, and Main Streets along with Frazier Avenue, from 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Those participating include Bike Chattanooga - free 24 hour passes on the 900 Block of Market, ArtsBuild – grand piano performances on Frazier Avenue, Art120 - art bikes and riding at Miller Plaza, McKamey Animal Shelter - puppies at the intersection of Main and Market Streets, Downtown YMCA, Chattanooga Workspace and Dish T’Pass Catering and Cooking School - Cooking demonstrations, art parks and exercise classes at 6th and Pine Streets, The Block - High Point Climbing & Fitness, Rock/Creek and Big River Grille with a strength competition, hammock lounge and large chalk mural trio park on 200 block of Broad Street. 

Park(ing) Day is an internationally observed event. In 2005, art group Rebar created the first Park(ing) Day in San Francisco, Calif. With the assistance of the city and CARTA, River City Company hosts the 6th year of Park(ing) Day in Chattanooga.


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