In collaboration with the Downtown Sacramento Partnership and the creative community, the California Sierra Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is hosting Sacramento United PARK(ing) Day 2016 this Friday, September 16 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 9th Street between J and K.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers, students and citizens transform parking spots into temporary public parks or “parklets.” This year, the creative community including designers, makers, artists, landscape architects, architects, and engineers were invited to re-imagine Sacramento streets as platforms for ‘PLAY,’ however they define it.

Drawing on the success of previous year’s events and the City’s Pilot Parklet Program, ASLA aims to continue to raise awareness of the importance of open space within Sacramento’s urban fabric. PARK(ing) day educates the general public to what parklets are, encourages development of permanent parklets, and supports improvements to the City’s current parklet standards. Visit SacPark for more information about the current standards.

Join us this Friday to explore creative, fun ideas for how these small spaces could soon become big places in Sacramento’s future!