Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee

Celebrate PARK(ing) Day Downtown

International event will turn 11 parking strips into temporary parks.

By - Sep 14th, 2017 09:02 pm
PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day

Join Urban Milwaukee, Milwaukee Downtown and a host of other organizations in celebrating PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 15th. The groups will be transforming 11 parking spaces across Downtown into temporary spaces for people, not vehicles.

Programming for the spaces will include everything from giant Connect 4 to cornhole, coffee to cupcakes, acoustic Irish folk to rap. Each of the 11 locations will feature a different set of activities and live entertainment. Groups will be actively programming their spaces from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

We’re pleased at Urban Milwaukee, having participated in and promoted the event since 2010, to be doing so along side so many other organizations this year. The notion of parking spaces as useful space for something other than storing vehicles has been gaining acceptance with a number of parklets being installed across the city. The many temporary uses will help draw attention to the possibility of reconfiguring our public space to truly serve people.


  • CityCenter at 735 – 735 N. Water Street
  • City.Net Café – 306 E. Wisconsin Avenue
  • Classy Girl Cupcakes – 825 N. Jefferson Street
  • Urban Milwaukee and Activate MKE – 326 E. Mason Street
  • Rinka Chung – 400 E. Mason Street
  • Postman Square – 800 N. Plankinton Avenue
  • Kahler Slater & AIAS UW-Milwaukee – 214 W. Wisconsin Avenue
  • NEWaukee & Pilcrow Coffee – 275 W. Wisconsin Avenue
  • Who’s On Third – 1007 N. Old World Third Street
  • Meat On The Street – 500 W. Wisconsin Avenue
  • Central Library, Quorum Architects, Craft Culture & Deco Café – 814 W. Wisconsin Avenue

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About PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

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