Presented by the DDD & City of New Orleans
Transforming metered parking spaces into temporary public parklets
We would like to thank everyone for coming out and celebrating PARK(ing) Day NOLA 2018 with us! It was another successful event with great installments. Check out a highlight video of this year below!
PARK(ing) Day NOLA 2018 Highlights!
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.
Designers & Concepts
The Blue House Civic Studio
A Civic Studio
527 Julia St.
Participants will be able to interact with projected maps on canvas, painting, collaging, and imagining a renewed urban landscape. There will also be space for guest speakers, couches, and prompts for informal dialogue.
Councilmember Kristen Gisleson Palmer
Fire Hydrant Gardens
1 Canal St.
This installation is modeled after a concept in Chicago, where the area in front of fire hydrants is used as a garden. This beautifies urban streets and provides additional drainage, and the hardscaping prevents cars from blocking the fire hydrant by parking illegally.
Eskew Dumez Ripple
A Sonic Sanctuary
720 St. Charles Ave.
Noise pollution in urban environments is an ever-growing issue that contributes to stress, reduced productivity, and discomfort. Contrasting this urban noise with sounds of nature can help provoke thought about the prevalence of an undesirable soundscape in the city.
City of New Orleans Health Department
Beat the Heat Island
1100 Tulane Ave.
Come talk with Health Department staff and find ways to beat the heat! Their staff will show you how to find the heat risk for your neighborhood, and staff from the Office of Resilience + Sustainability will show you techniques to lower your heat risk.
New Orleans Public Library
A Mini Library Made of Books
219 Loyola Ave.
At this installment, the Louisiana Division / City Archives staff will offer mini Genealogy 101 information sessions, the Library’s Best Buy Teen Tech Center staff will host a mini maker space, and Library staff will provide personalized reading recommendations, play music from collection, and offer library card sign-ups.
City of New Orleans Office of Resilience + Sustainability
Living with Water
234 Loyola Ave.
The City Office of Emergency Preparedness will show their “Ready for Rain” tool and help residents look up their flood risk. Staff from the Office of Resilience and Sustainability will feature techniques to lower flood risk to your property.
City of New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board
Mobile Command Post
625 St. Joseph St.
Visitors will be invited to tour the Sewerage & Water Board’s Mobile Command Post and experience demonstrations of how the MCP is used to respond to emergencies. Mock scenarios will showcase their emergency response practices and technology.
Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects + The Lemoine Company
Turn Trash to Treasure
300 Lafayette St.
The purpose of this installment is to provide locals passing by the opportunity to stop in and take items that others have disposed of and repurpose them to make something green. Under the canopy of canvas sails, visitors can use recycled paint, jewelry, ribbon, paper rolls, etc. to decorate cans, jars and bottles. Once the design is complete, they can plant flowers in them and place them on display.
Tine Hofer Medico
Pop-Up Art Studio
500 Julia St.
This installment is an open-air, community art studio where people can stop by and make art together. Visitors can choose a personal canvas and create a unique piece they can take home, contribute to a large group painting that will be on display, or if in a hurry, can pick up a “to-go” art kit to bring home.