An international day of turning passive urban parking stalls into active mini-parks filled with people, plants, music, art, and games comes to downtown Tacoma on Friday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Local businesses, organizations, and residents will showcase their creativity by transforming more than 40 park(ing) spaces into interactive parks along Pacific Ave. between S. 7th St. & S. 15th St. This international event, in its ninth year in Tacoma, calls attention to the need for more urban open space and challenges people to rethink the way they use their streets. Tacoma’s PARK(ing) Day organized by Downtown On the Go, is sponsored by BLRB Architects andMetro Parks Tacoma.
- Walk Tacoma PARK(ing) Day Walk: Free walk event at noon led by architect Seong Shin, starting at Tollefson Plaza at S.17th St. & Pacific Ave.
- PARK(ing) Day Passport: Maps and passports will be available at all of the parks. By visiting five or more parks and turning in the completed passport, visitors will be entered into a drawing for downtown gift certificates and prize baskets.
- Food Trucks: Event food trucks will be located on Pacific Ave. between S. 11th St. & S. 12th St.
Anyone can vote for their favorite park online on the DOTG Facebook page. The winner of the “People’s Choice” Award will receive a $100 gift certificate to the downtown business of their choice.