PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that invites citizens everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good. In our home town of Chattanooga, recently picked best dream town to live in by the readers of Outside Magazine, individuals and organizations have banded together to create some special parking spaces.
Originally invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure.
The local event, led by Buddy Shirk of Summit Pianos, will have impressive array of parking spaces on display throughout the downtown area on Friday, September 16. Follow along on Twitter as pictures and video will be posted with the hashtag #PARKingDay and #CHA.
Here’s a list of a places to check out.
The “CSO” will be in front of their offices along with “Flowers by Gil & Curt” Meter # 2347
On the opposite side of the Tivoli “Art 120″ will have their Art Bike Park Meter #’s 2357 & 2358
Chattanooga Community Foundation “Free hot dogs park” will be in front of their location on Market in meter #’s 7007 & 7008
Summitt Pianos will have a “Piano Park” in front of the Public House (at Warehouse Row) on Market St., Meter # 1212
Warehouse Row will have a “Traditional Park” on their property in space #18
Creative Clothing@ Market & MLK #2020 will provide “outfits” for CHA Curb’s Secret Agents “80′s Photo Booth” plus a bin w/freebies
Chattanooga Curb’s Secret Agents w/an “80′s Photo Booth” (next to Sondra) in spaces 2019 & 2018 corner of Mkt. & MLK
FRAZIER & Coolidge Park—————————————————————-
Allied Arts “Perform & WIN CASH Park” w/The Holmberg Foundations’s “Holmies”
Summitt Pianos “Concert Grand Piano Park”
Note: The above parks on Frazier will all be in a row directly in front of Winder Binder & the Masonic Lodge on Frazier Ave. occupying those 3 parking spaces A001,2 & 3
The Drum Circle will be just below Frazier in two metered spaces located in front of the stage at Coolidge Park
(From corner of Market & Main down to VELO Coffee NO meters)
Mountain Music will be at the corner of Main & Market in the 1st parking space on MAIN after you turn right off Market towards Broad, next to the Blue Orleans side of the building (their neighbor)
CreateHere @ CreateHere
Summitt Pianos “Piano Park” next to CreateHere
Chattanooga Folk School next to Summitt Pianos
COA “Soap Box & Voter Registration” Down from CreateHere on the other side of Main across from the Taco Restaurant
Theatre for the New South, Next to COA
Chattanooga Parks & Recreation in front of AREA 61 w/Putt’ing Green, Bean Bag Toss, Checkers and other games a “Game Park”
Ashley Hamilton’s ART PARK w/Tim Hinck (to be set-up later in the afternoon) in VELO Coffee’s parking lot