10:03am

Thu September 5, 2013
Community

Park(ing) Day Will Create Mini Parks in Metered Spaces

The 6th annual Park(ing) Day in Chattanooga is Friday, September 20th from 11 am to 6 pm.  Area residents and corporations reserve metered parking spaces for one day and use that space to engage the community in play and activities. 

Credit River City Company

The River City Company is organizing the event this year and hopes to promote foot traffic to different areas of Chattanooga.  Spaces might include games and activities to promote health or presentations to inform the community.  Last year Chattanooga ranked #1 for the most parks in the southeast US for Park(ing) Day 2012 with spaces that included mini golf, corn hole, drum circles, piano performances and more. 

The deadline to register for space is September 11, 2013.  The River City Company hopes organizations or individuals will step up with creative ideas for mini parklets filling metered parking spaces across the city.  There will be a map to help promote spaces and guide people to the mini parklets.  River City Company is working with the City of Chattanooga and CARTA to make these space available.  There is no cost to register for a metered parking space for the day.   Call 423-265-3700 to reserve your own spot or email with your name, organization (if applicable), phone number, preferred parking location and planned activity. 

Park(ing) Day is free and the public is encouraged to take some time on September 20th from 11 am to 6 pm to walk or bike through the city and enjoy the mini parklets.  Photograph your favorite parklet and share your photos with River City Company on facebook or twitter at #parkingdaychattanooga.