PARK(ing) Day is a global initiative to turn parking spaces into mini parks across cities worldwide. The mission of Park(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat, according to Nashville Civic Design Center, Nashville’s Park(ing) Day coordinator.
Nashville participated in PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 10am to 5pm, turning 30+ metered parking spaces into little public parks. These temporary parks were throughout downtown Nashville, the Gulch, Germantown, and East Nashville. Nashvillians were encouraged to visit and relax in the elaborate, fun and creative mini parks. See photos below!