Park(ing) Day Chattanooga Is Sept. 21

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Chattanooga Design Studio announces Chattanooga’s 11th annual Park(ing) Day celebration. Park(ing) Day is an international event in which metered parking spaces are reclaimed by citizens to serve as mini parks.  "The mission of park(ing) day is to highlight the need for open space in our urban core. It is also seen as a way to generate discussion about how public infrastructure is allocated," officials said.

This year, the event will be held on Patten Parkway, located East of Georgia Avenue, adjacent to the Volunteer Building on Friday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Several organizations will host interactive parklets throughout the day, including Chattanooga Department of Transportation, Summit Pianos, Moms for Social Justice, GreenTrips,  The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student organizations, Public Education Foundation and many others. Programmed activities will include carpool karaoke, belly dancing demonstrations,  musical performances, free food and drink samples, reading rooms, stress relief strategies, games and more. Young children will find reading areas, art and education activities and interactive music opportunities.  

Attendees are encouraged to visit and have lunch at one of the restaurants on the parkway or grab a meal at the food truck court located across Lindsey Street, and let the sights and sounds of Park(ing) Day fill their lunch hour. 

Park(ing) Day is free, open to the public and kid friendly.
 



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