Parking spots along Edgewater Drive get turned into pop-up parks for Parking Day

by

comment
gal_parking_day.jpg
Can you imagine driving through town only to see an impromptu jazz performance, an outdoor fitness space, or an urban farm where cars are normally parked bumper to bumper? As part of World Parking Day, a local group called Parking Day Orlando helps convert the city's parking spots into interactive experiences. One day a year, this group focuses on transforming these spaces into mini-parks or hangouts that will leave you wanting to linger. Last year, the group focused on the area around Lake Eola. This year's event will station new "parklets" along seven blocks of Edgewater Drive, in the busy part of College Park. Expect designers of these pop-up parks to be working on their design throughout the morning. Make sure to stop, watch the construction, and then explore the finished products later in the afternoon.

4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 | Edgewater Drive | facebook.com/parkingdayorlando | free


Tags

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.