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PARK(ing) Day DC 2016

PARK(ing) Day is returning to the District of Columbia on Friday, September 16, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm. District residents and businesses put their creativity on display for last year’s event, building more than 30 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 is Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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 DDOTs Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS) can be found here


Coming soon! A map of approved pop-up parks will be posted after locations are finalized.