The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is sponsoring its 10th annual Park(ing) Day on Sept. 18, an occasion it describes as “a global, open-sourced event during which landscape architects and other designers transform metered parking spaces into temporary, miniature parks, or parklets.”
ASLA is encouraging landscape designers and other groups that participate to take photographs of their miniature parks and share them on social media with #ASLAPD tags.
Established in 2005, Park(ing) Day is held on the third Friday of each September, “when kids are back in school – which gives adults a chance to have fun and recreate their favorite park memories,” an ASLA news release says.
Park(ing) Day has its own website, with information on the history of the observance and plenty of ideas for creating a parklet.
Founded in 1899, ASLA represents more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters and 72 student chapters.