Highlights From Park(ing) Day Around the Globe

Today is Park(ing) Day — a day to demonstrate how scarce street space can do so much more than store parked cars. Around the world, people are setting up camp in parking spots and turning them into public spaces.

Here are some of the fun and creative installations we’ve come across on social media. Just for fun, vote for your favorite at the bottom.

Cambridge

Washington

#ParkingDay #AgentsofCompass #Compass #DCRealEstate #LoganCircle #DC #WashingtonDC #Realtor @compass A photo posted by Sethy T (@ssturner4h) on

Franklin, Tennessee

Live on the Square in Downtown #FranklinTN: #WillCoMoves #PARKingDay with the @cityoffranklintn

A photo posted by Williamson, Inc. (@williamson_inc) on

 

Champaign, Illinois

  #ParkingDay   A photo posted by WJMonahan (@wjmonahan) on   

 

Philadelphia

 

Columbia, South Carolina

 

Baltimore

 

Singapore

Wild snorlax appear! Si bei duo sia! #parkingday #pokemon #snorlax #pokeball #CP9999999999

A photo posted by Robin Oh (@lobinns) on

 

Brisbane

  The things you can do with cardboard! #parkingday #brisbanecitycouncil   A photo posted by Victoria Laird (@victoria_laird) on

 

Honolulu

2015 #PARKingDay #tbt #ASLAPD16

A photo posted by HHF Planners (@hhfplanners) on

Which Park(ing) Day installation is your favorite?

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  • Had to vote for Singapore after I saw that pokebail in midair in the shot.

  • Annie F. Adams

    These are great! So nice to see the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, on The Big List. And high-five to the City of Urbana for sponsoring!

  • Alicia

    As a one-time display, I like the one from Baltimore. If I were picking one to make permanent, I would be partial to the Honolulu one.

  • Melanie Curry
  • siouxgeonz

    Urbana represents (even when they get the town wrong!)

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