Its that time again! On Friday, 09/20 we will be taking back the streets of Troy and creating temporary parks! We are currently in OPEN CALL mode for the 2019 PARK(ing) Day event. The event is part of the 2019 Collar City RAMBLE but has starting to take on a life of its own. In conjunction with the City of Troy, The Downtown Troy BID and the Arts Center of the Capital Region there will be up to 15 spaces made available for SHORT TERM parking space take overs and 4 LONG TERM parking space take overs.
For detailed information see the TRANSPORT TROY Website where we have all the submission documents and sample parklet ideas to stimulate your creativity!
09/20 : OFFICIAL PARK(ing) Day
Installation is from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Single Day installations removed between 5:00 and 8:00 PM
09/21 : FARMERS MARKET – Items may be left up overnight from previous day for two day installations. Two Day installations removed between 5:00 and 8:00 PM on 09/21.
LONG TERM: 09/20 through 10/06
LONG TERM installations will be more substantial built environments that will be available to public 7 days per week from 8:00 AM through 8:00 PM for the duration from Friday 09/20 through Saturday 10/05. The locations for LONG TERM installations are predetermined. (See locations map here) Installation will be between 09/18 and 09/19 and must be completed in advance of 09/20. LONG TERM installation removal between 10/05 and 10/06. Removal must be completed by end of day 10/06.
PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. 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.
The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat …at least until the meter runs out.