PARK(ing) Day

What is PARK(ing) Day?

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, international event where citizens, artists and businesses collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into PARK(ing) spaces: pop-up public places. Throughout Hyattsville on September 20, you will find PARK(ing) spaces set up so you can enjoy temporary parks in spaces typically reserved for cars. This will be the fourth annual PARK(ing) Day in Hyattsville where spaces will be created by community members, businesses, and nonprofits in our community.

How can my business or organization get involved? 

The City of Hyattsville accepts applications from businesses and organizations to create a PARK(ing) space through August 28,2019. There is no theme for PARK(ing) Day, except for some safety precautions and a prohibition on selling products and services, your imagination is the limit! Keep in mind that your group will be responsible for all set up and tear down of your park. 

Businesses and organizations will receive a $100 gift card to help create the space. Participation also includes T-shirts for your group and promotion of your participation in PARK(ing) Day on the City's website, social media, and newsletters. 

Tell Me More

The City hosted an Open House on Thursday, August 15 from 10 AM to 11 AM on the second floor of the City Municipal Building (4310 Gallatin Street) in the Prangley Room for members of the community who were interested in learning more about participating in PARK(ing) Day. For those of you who were unable to make the Open House but, would still like to know the do's and don'ts along with view some examples of some creative PARK(ing) Day designs please view the presentation here. Please get in touch with Lillian Lamptey at llamptey@hyattsville.org or 301-985-5085 for more information. 

2019 PARK(ing) Day

This year we had a wide range of different organizations and businesses participate in PARK(ing) Day! We are excited to announce this years ideas were as creative and interesting as ever! Please feel free to check out one of Hyattsville’s local photographers who brought her studio to PARK(ing) Day! We hope to see even more diversity and active place making next year! The City would like to thank the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, Gasch's Funeral Home, Love Yoga Studio, Pyramid Atlantic, Sangfroid Distillery, OpenBarre Studio, Inspired Reveur Films, Hyattsville Aging in Place, Green Owl Design, and Erika Nizborski Photography for their participation in PARK(ing) Day. For any questions regarding PARK(ing) Day please feel free to contact our Community Planner, Lillian Lamptey at llamptey@hyattsville.org.

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