International PARK(ing) Day is upon us! | September 15, 2017
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. This year there are three participant spaces that will be left up through the end of September allowing exploration on Troy Night Out and the September 30 Troy Farmers Market. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.
Locations for this year include Broadway off Monument Square in front of Pecks Arcade, 4th street in front of Scarlet 7 Gallery and The Shop, and Ferry Street in front of Sunhees Farm and Kitchen. Each location will be an expression of the individual participants and is presented in cooperation with the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District and the Arts Center of the Capital Region.
Parks are free and open to the public. Bring a book, instrument or a warm coffee and enjoy!