Presented by the DDD & City of New Orleans
Transforming metered parking spaces into temporary public parklets
Friday, October 6, 2017
10AM – 4PM
Designers & Concepts
Click here for a map of the various installations.
For Highlights of this years PARK(ing) Day, check out the video above!
C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C.
Urban Homestead: Gardens for Healthy Living
600 Loyola Ave.
An urban farm with a vegetable garden, chickens, and rabbits. Will interact with the public to provide information on the benefits of gardening in an urban space.
City of New Orleans
Urban Mobility Efforts
219 Loyola Ave.
Providing a preview of the soon-to-be-launched Blue Bike bikeshare program, as well as other programs of the resilience office such as climate action and green infrastructure.
Dana Brown & Associates
Stormwater Management & Tailgating
1400 Poydras St.
This space will be filled with sports flags, banners, video highlights, music, snacks, and other tailgating appropriate elements as well as plants to help secure the perimeter and provide shade.
Eskew + Dumez + Ripple
626 Baronne St.
Using fabrics and air, this space will be a modern hangout inside of an inflatable, temporary, public space.
Humphreys & Partners Architects and Engel & Volkers New Orleans
Free Country Club
605 Julia St.
Transforming an asphalt parking space into a lush oasis for urban recreation. This putting green will be complete with landscaping, elevation change and even a water hazard. This space will also include a shaded gallery area, beverages, and an interactive leaderboard for all the successful golfers.
The Sheraton Hotel and Billy Heroman’s Plantscaping
500 Canal St.
Enhanced with botanical energy and garden sculpture art, New Orleans’ jazz saxophone, and culinary delights, this space will be crowned with a ceramic totem sculpture by New Orleans Artist, Peggy Bishop, and will include benches and small shade trees.
Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects and The Lemoine Company
Take a Break from Adulting
300 Lafayette St.
Taking inspiration from the growing popularity of the ‘grown-up summer camp’ concept, this space includes fun activities to give everyday, working folks a chance to relax and play games such as putt-putt and giant Connect Four. There will also be greenery, ample seating, and tabletops under a canopy.
Waggonner & Ball
The Garden of Sub-Earthly Delights
611 O’Keefe Ave.
Items found in catch basins throughout the city will be displayed on a combination of tables and pedestals like precious artifacts in a museum. This space hopes to raise awareness about keeping catch basins clean and operational in order to promote citizen stewardship of our City’s drainage system.
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 spaces. 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 creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.