For the second year in a row, Memphis is taking part in PARK(ing) Day next month, joining cities around the world where metered parking spaces will be temporarily turned into public parks and social spaces.
The event was invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio. The local celebration will happen Downtown on Peabody Place between Front and Second Streets from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21.
Teams at the inaugural event Memphis event last year created 19 installations that ranged from an outdoor library to a roller derby rink. The deadline for park proposals is August 31, and guidelines can be found at www.downtownmemphis.com.
PARK(ing) Day Memphis 2012 is co-produced by the Downtown Memphis Commission and Cat Peña, in partnership with the City of Memphis, Memphis Regional Design Center, ArtsMemphis, UrbanArt Commission, and Crosstown Arts.