Rochester PARK(ing) Day

Our Mission:


PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where community members transform parking spots into temporary public spaces.


What is PARK(ing) Day?

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, daylong global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public places: temporary public mini-parks, or "parklets".

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By The Numbers

PARK(ing) Day started in San Francisco in 2005 with some turf and a bench in a metered street parking spot for the day. The space quickly became a place for people to sit, eat lunch, and relax. Since then, the event has grown into an annual international event. 



participating cities 

In over 200 cities around the world, communities highlight how we prioritize cars over people for one day each year. 



years celebrated

Since 2005, citizens around the world have been reclaiming street parking spots and turning them into public spaces. 


Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with Rochester (PARK)ing Day 2018 and we welcome participation from the community. 


Apply for a (park)ing spot

Apply for one of ten PARK(ing) spots. The event is open to the entire community and all are encouraged to apply. 

Volunteer opportunities

Interested in getting involved with Rochester (PARK)ing Day 2018? Contact us today to learn how you can volunteer.

Make a Donation

Sponsor a (PARK)ing space for the day, help cover expenses like printing and web services.