The Center City District (CCD), on Friday, September 21, will be among the more than 40 Philadelphia participants in PARK(ing) Day 2012, with a parklet on the south side of 1600 Market Street.
The CCD and its partners Urban Engineers, OLIN landscape architects, KieranTimberlake, and Gilbane will construct a mini-park with many of the landscaping and water features that will be in the new Dilworth Plaza, when it opens in 2014.
PARK(ing) Day, invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, is an international event with activists, artists, architects, and others transforming metered parking spaces into temporary public places and raising awareness about the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in our urban areas.
The CCD’s exhibit will be available to visit from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Live entertainment by vocalist Sherry Butler and flutist Roy Richardson will be provided from noon to 2:00 p.m.
The CCD gratefully acknowledges PARK(ing) Day’s generous support from All Seasons Landscaping Company and Daniel J. Keating Company.
For more information about PARK(ing) Day, please go to www.parkingday.org. For more information on the transformation of Dilworth Plaza, please go to here.