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District Department of Transportation

PARK(ing) Day DC

PARK(ing) Day 2022

PARK(ing) Day returns to the District of Columbia on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This annual event is an opportunity for District residents and businesses to display their creativity, building pop-up parks in curbside parking spaces throughout the District's eight wards.

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

Event Guidelines and Application Process

Applicants should familiarize themselves with all the event requirements before designing their pop-up park or beginning the permitting process. Please review the PARK(ing) Day event guidelines and requirements below.

DDOT will coordinate the permitting process for applicants using the Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS). All application materials MUST BE UPLOADED electronically through TOPS.

DDOT will begin accepting PARK(ing) Day applications in July 2022. Please save the date for the Park(ing) Day Information Session on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 12 p.m. You can virtually attend the session by using this link: https://rebrand.ly/ParkingDay2022