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PARK(ing) Day DC 2014

The Office of Planning's Park(ing) Day space in 2013.

PARK(ing) Day will return to the District of Columbia on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 9 am to 3 pm! District residents and businesses put their creativity on display for last year’s event, building 20 pop-up parks in curbside parking spaces

Initially created by the San Francisco design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day is an event in which residents and businesses re-think how we use public space by converting metered on-street parking spaces into temporary parks. Since its inception in 2005, the event has spread to cities around the world, taking place on the third Friday of September.

Apply for a Park(ing) Day permit through DDOT

For this year’s event, DDOT has designed a process for applicants to obtain a permit using the Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS). Applicants should familiarize themselves with all the event requirements before designing their park or beginning the permitting process.

The deadline to apply for PARK(ing) Day 2014 is Friday, September 5. All applications must be submitted to TOPS by that time to be considered. 
 
Before sketching out a design for your own pop-up park, please read over the event guidelines and requirements. After finalizing your design, instructions on how to apply through DDOT’s Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS) can be found here.

Map

Here's a map of approved pop-up parks on display at this year's Park(ing) Day on September 19. 

Below is a list of the approved pop-up parks in the District of Columbia. 

Company

Address

Zipcar

2221 I STREET NW

baked & wired

1050 THOMAS JEFFERSON ST., NW

Gensler

2020 K STREET NW

Urbanful

1723 K STREET NW

Georgetown BID

1211 POTOMAC STREET NW

Georgetown BID

1034 33RD STREET NW

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

810 1ST STREET NE

goDCgo

1201 G STREET NW

DC Department of Parks and Recreation

1250 U STREET NW

Golden Triangle BID

1730 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW

DC Water

1227 WISCONSIN AVENUE NW

ACE Hardware

1055 5TH STREET NW

Alba Osteria

425 EYE STREET NW

NoMa BID

1ST STREET NE & PIERCE STREET NE

BicycleSPACE

1019 7TH STREET NW

NoMa BID

1100 1ST STREET NE

Council of the District of Columbia

1350 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW

OCULUS

1440 P STREET NW