Park(ing) Day is on the horizon

Entering into its third season, Saskatoon's PARK(ing) Day is set to take place on 20th Street West, from Avenue B to Avenue E, this Friday, September 19th, 2014.

Set in the district of Riversdale, this annual event sees participants take over vehicle curb-side parking stalls and repurpose them for more people-friendly activities under the umbrella of an open street festival.

PARK(ing) Day as an idea is designed to create the conditions for a great street festival while also highlighting a number of civic notions, such as:

1) Streets are public spaces.
2) Public spaces are for people.
3) Our current streets focus primarily on vehicles; they are not Complete Streets.
4) Parks and people-oriented urban design help beautify and enhance neighbourhoods.

 

Did you know?

Three years ago, Saskatoon's PARK(ing) Day got its start right here in The Two Twenty as a collaborative project between a handful of our members. Since then, Saskatoon's PARK(ing) Day has continued to grow and become recognized as a popular public festival in the city, one that is also helping foster discussion about well-informed urban planning and design here in Saskatoon.

Below is a list of Two Twenty members who are hosting PARK(ing) Day stalls at this years event. Be sure to check them out!

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Indie Ink Publishing

Their parklette: Bring books to trade or donate and learn more about their "library al fresco" contest.

 

Metaamo Architecture

Their parklette: Solar exposure and shading and exuviating infrastructure.

Come to learn about how to improve the environment through architecture.

 

 

Upstream

Their parklette:  It's Upstream's birthday and they're celebrating by sharing a comfy spot to sit and enjoy some birthday snacks. Come meet them to learn about what they're doing to better the people of this city!

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Sask Waste Reduction Council

Their parklette: SWRC is offering quick and useful information about how you can set up a proper compost system in your backyard. Knowledge is power! 

 

See you on 20th Street this Friday for PARK(ing) Day!