Park(ing) Day returns to the capital
How would you utilise a space the size of a parking spot? Build a playground? Set up a restaurant? Practice some Yoga? This is just a sample of how some people used a space this size as part of Park(ing) Day.
After a year hiatus from Dublin, Park(ing) Day is back on Friday, September 16, 2016!
Driving into the city is, let’s face it, convenient, but imagine for one day, your usual parking spot in the city has been hijacked by a colourful bench for people to enjoy – would you mind? Of course not! It’s just a little bit of fun and a chance to see how inventive people can be with such a small space.
Park(ing) Day was started by Rebar in 2005 in San Francisco and since then this event happens each year for one day in September in countries around the world. According to Rebar, Park(ing) Day is “intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, unscripted social interactions, generosity and play.”
Need a little inspiration? See previous Park(ing) Day spaces that brought the city to life that little bit more!
BLOOM FRINGE public parklet on South Anne Street by Bloom Fringe:
Alice in Wonderland parklet in Newmarket Square by the Food Coop and The Exchange:
Living Room in South William Street organised by Reach Out:
Pop up garden on Capel Street organised by Outhouse LGBT Community Resource Centre:
***all pics from www.dublinparkingday.org***
This event takes place on the same day as Culture Night, making Friday September 16th a day to really discover the wonders of Dublin’s City Centre.