Park(ing) Day 2013
- Friday, September 20, 2013 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Park locations: South side of W College Street, between S 11th and S 8th Avenues
For one day, MSU students will be transforming two public parking spots along W College Street near campus into parks. Landscape Design students are participating in the annual, worldwide event Park(ing) Day as part of a class project, where teams are tasked with designing and constructing a pop-up "park" that will challenge people's perception of public space and engage the MSU community in the landscape. Come hang out, relax, restore, and have fun at the "parks" while they last!
Park(ing) Day was started in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, transformed a single metered parking space into a temporary park for 2 hours in an area of the city that was designated as lacking public open space. Since then Park(ing) Day has grown into a worldwide event, where citizens, designers and artists collaborate to improve urban habitat and generate critical debate about public open space. In 2011, the Park(ing) Day event created 975 parks in 35 countries.
- Rebekah VanWieren