Thanks for your interest in participating in PARK(ing) Day 2016 in College Park, Orlando Florida! It’s easy to build your own “pop-up” PARK in a parking spot, and you won’t need to file a permit with the city. All you have to do is fill out and submit this application. PARK(ing) Day 2016 is organized by the Florida Chapter ASLA Orlando Section and College Park Partnership, who coordinate with the City of Orlando to create a city of miniature parks on our streets for a single day, this year on Friday, September 16, 2016. Please read through this information for important dates and participation requirements.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The international event began in San Francisco in 2005 when a group of architects “rented” a parking space by paying the meter and set up a miniature park. In 2011, over 975 PARK(ing) Day spots were created in 162 cities across the globe. College Park’s first PARK(ing) Day will be this year, and last year, the City of Orlando had more than a dozen parklets across the city. This year, we’re hoping to see even more in College Park! The goal of PARK(ing) Day is to draw attention to how we use public spaces and explore new ways of interacting with our city. The event calls attention to the need for more urban open space and generate critical debate around how public spaces are created and allocated, and how it improves the quality of the urban human habitat.
- Friday, September 2, 2016 – Application deadline for PARK(ing) Day College Park 2016
- Friday, September 16, 2016 – PARK(ing) Day College Park 2016 event day. You can set up any time during the day but please keep your space active until 8:00 PM.
PARK(ing) Day College Park 2016 Rules:
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- PARK(ing) Day parks can only be located on the approved parking spots along Edgewater Drive.
- The sides of a parking space facing traffic will include FDOT approved enclosures to keep pedestrians from walking into traffic.
- You will design the parking space within the enclosures. This will assure safety for pedestrians, vehicles, and cyclists.
- Parks can be set up all morning and until mid-afternoon of September 16th and must be removed and the site cleaned starting at 8pm with everything cleared by 10pm.
- Parks must be staffed and monitored for the entire time they are set up.
- Acquiring all materials and installing and removing them from the park site is the responsibility of the sponsoring group.The organizing individual or group is responsible for paying College Park Partnership the application fees by August 19th or risk losing their parking spot.
- No commercial activity is permitted in the pop-up parks.
- Safety is of utmost importance. By submitting and signing this application and participating in PARK(ing) Day, the applicant takes full responsibility for providing a safe environment in their designated park areas.
If you are registering via this online system, you will need to view the Site Map in order to select your Desired and Alternate locations (#'s 1-20). Prior to completing your application, please contact us at email@example.com to get the Site Map, so that you may select your locations) - you can then complete registration. You will also be required to submit a Diagram of your intended parklet, prior to the Event Date: please submit your drawing/diagram to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have submitted your PARK(ing) Day application and received your approval, you can begin to gather the materials necessary to make your temporary parklet a reality! Be creative in your design, keeping in mind that you will need to install and take down your parklet all in the same day. If you have any questions, please contact us at the email noted above. We look forward to seeing you on the Drive!