PARK(ing) It Up!
We said it in 2015, but 2016 was really the biggest and best PARK(ing) Day Miami yet. In partnership with Miami-Dade County Parks Foundation, Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, and the Miami Center for Architecture & Design, we organized Miami's 1st ever PARK(ing) Day Design + Build Competition.
PARK(ing) Day Miami 2015 was the biggest and best yet for the city! Check out the recap below.
Urban Impact Lab has been on a bit of a mission: to make Park(ing) Day a known and accessible project in Miami. After two successful PARK(ing) Days (2013 & 2014), Urban Impact Lab has been working with the City of Miami to create an open and accessible process so others can participate easily.
In 2015, on PARK(ing) Day's 10th anniversary, we will be working directly with public agencies and interested participants to coordinate and facilitate PARK(ing) Day installations. We've created a resource document, PARK(ing) Day Miami Guidelines, to help anyone interested in setting up their own PARK in Miami. PARK(ing) Day always occurs on the third Friday in September.
Since 2013, we've temporarily created almost 20 new PARK(ing) spots in Downtown Miami on the third Friday in September. This demonstration project served to create a positive disruption with regards to how people perceive public space in our city’s urban core.
Visitors to our PARK(ing) spots enjoy pleasant spaces that feature shade, yoga, bubbles or games (yes, that’s jumbo jenga in the picture). Passersby connect with new people, while realizing that our most underestimated public spaces — in this case, a metered parking spot — can be easily transformed into valuable, enjoyable, lively space for people.