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VIA is Participating in Park(ing) Day 9/20

Sep 19, 2013

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Join VIA this Friday, September 20th as both of our offices celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2013.

Vancouver Location1050 Homer Street

Join VIA Vancouver from 10am – 4pm for games, yoga, and a BBQ.

Seattle Locationcorner of 7th Avenue and Olive Way

Join VIA Seattle from 10am – 2pm for a rousing round of bocce.

For a complete map of all Park(ing) Day sites within Seattle, please see:



Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.

PARK(ing) Day is a 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.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

For more information on PARK(ing) Day, please visit