The 2017 PARK(ing) Day event was held on Friday, September 15. Austin boasted seven different parking spot transformations throughout downtown, conceptualized and implemented by landscape architects, architects and a variety of other tactical urbanism advocates.
Volunteers from dwg. Bike Austin, TBG Partners, Gensler, HA Architecture, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, Forge Craft Architecture and Austin Community Design and Development Center (ACDDC), collectively converted parking spaces at two sites for PARK(ing) Day 2017. The first site was on the 300 Block of Congress Avenue, adjacent to Patagonia and the second site was on the 700 Block of Congress Avenue, adjacent to The Contemporary Austin Jones Center.
The space located in front of the Patagonia store featured a colorful, multi-person hammock lounge from Nido. These hammock lounges provide users with a way to hammock with all of your friends while keeping the trees happy and healthy.
The second space, located in front of The Contemporary Austin Jones Center, was a classic interpretation of PARK(ing) Day. The space was transformed into a park, using wooden BoomSpace structures to create an outdoor room. The design was warm and inviting, with the use of brightly colored rugs, soft textures of turf and plants, and in Instrammable moment in front of an oversized PARK sign. This park featured unique programming, including a live concert by a harpist.
Another successful PARK(ing) Day event in the books! See you next September…