PARK(ing) Day in Nashville, TN

Three wooden house-like structures made out of wood.

PARK(ing) Day is a global art activism project that began in 2005.

Photo by NASHtoday

Who wouldn’t want to park it downtown on a Friday afternoon? In case you missed it, Fri., Sept. 16 was the city’s annual PARK(ing) Day.

This means those typically hard to find, 8x20-ft road boxes sported temporary vibrant art displays. The mission of the event (that’s been around globally since 2005) is to generate conversation and call attention to the need for more urban open space.

A gif of multiple parklet designs on 2nd Avenue.

The event got its start in San Francisco, CA.

Giphy by NASHtoday

As many as 20+ pop-up installations lined 2nd Avenue this year, playing into the theme of “Housing as a Public Right.” If you didn’t make it to the one-day event, we’ve got you covered. Catch a glimpse of a few of the parklets in the clip above + start planning ahead to build your own next year.

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