On Friday 10 March the Wellington Sculpture Trust, in association with the Wellington City Council, held Wellington’s third version of PARK(ing) Day. Providing temporary public open spaces one parking spot at a time.
The Wellington Sculpture Trust called for expressions of interest to take over a parking space for a day and 19 Wellingtonians answered the call.
PARK(ing) Day ran from 8am - 6pm on Friday March 10 and was located on Cuba Street, Lower, Mid and Upper.
To make it easy, at every PARK a map was available to take you on your PARK(ing) Day journey.
We also ran a ‘people’s choice’ award for the day where the winner will receive $1000. You can find more information on the winner's here: sculpture.org.nz/article/150/PARKingDayPeoplesChoiceAward.html
Some photos of the event are below.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event which started 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 then it has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public spaces in urban settings around the world.
In the northern hemisphere the event takes place in September, but we have moved it to a more weather friendly time of year.
You can also download the map here: Parking Day 2017 Map.