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PARK(ing) Day DC 2017

PARK(ing) Day returns to the District of Columbia on Friday, September 15, 2017, from 9 am to 4 pm. District residents and businesses displayed their creativity for last year’s event, building more than 30 pop-up parks in curbside parking spaces.

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. 

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 Tuesday, August 29, 2017. 

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 TOPS can be found here


 A map of approved pop-up parks.