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Coral Gables Invites Everyone to Attend PARK(ING) Day 2021 on Friday September 17th


 Benches and barricades set up along the road

PARK(ING) Day is an opportunity for people to temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public places. This international event raises awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps people re-think how our streets can be used. PARK(ING) Day 2021 is taking place on Friday, September 17th.    

This year, in addition to those locations listed below that are participating in PARK(ING) Day, the City is also encouraging everyone to support our local businesses visit the ongoing temporary open air permit locations throughout the City. 

If you are participating in and/or attending the Coral Gables PARK(ING) Day and would like to share photos from the event please tag @cityofcoralgables on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and use the hashtags #CGPARKINGDAY2021 and #parkingday. Below is a list of participating businesses, locations, and the hours each location will be open. Please stop by and visit each location which will include games, activities, etc. 

Company/BusinessPARKING Day Location  Hours PARKING Day Location is Open (subject to change)
Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce201 Alhambra Circle
Rukus Cycling Studios
253 Giralda Ave

Any use of the right-of-way, including the use of on-street parking spaces for PARK(ING) Day, requires a permit. But do not worry, because the City has created a special type of free permit to make it easy for you to participate. PARK(ING) DAY GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION [PDF]

3 Easy Steps to Participate in PARK(ING) Day 


  2. Submit your completed application to Matt Anderson at  by for approval. Please note: Applications are due by Thursday September 8th. 
  3. On the day of the event, Friday September 17th, enjoy turning your reserved on-street parking spaces in temporary parks/public spaces.



Frequently Asked Questions 


When is PARK(ING) Day? 

PARK(ING) Day 2021 is taking place on Friday, September 17th

When are applications due?

Applications are due by Wednesday September 8th

Where in the City is PARK(ING) Day taking place?  


PARK(ING) Day is taking place all over the City. Businesses/individuals can request to reserve on-street parking spaces throughout the City to participate in the event.


What hours can my park be open?  


Your park can be open between 7:00 am and midnight. All set-up and tear down must happen within these hours, however, upon review of application, Public Works may further restrict set-up and tear down times based on rush hour traffic.


Can a participating business use any parts of the sidewalk during the event?  


The sidewalk cannot be used as an addition to and/or substitution for the parking spaces because it can obstruct pedestrian mobility. The sidewalk can only be used during set up and pick up and all loading and unloading activities must ensure pedestrian and vehicle mobility.


How large is a typical parking space? 


A typical parking space that is 90 degrees is 19 feet and a parallel parking space is 22 feet.


What activities and items are allowed in the parking space?  


We encourage you to try out some of these items and activities to help make your park a comfortable
and inviting space (please see the  PARK(ING) DAY GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION [PDF] for height and setback requirements):


  • Sod material (over tarp) and potted plants
  • Tables, chairs, or benches
  • Arts and crafts, games, or other cultural activities
  • Art displays or easels
  • Rugs, carpets, blankets, or similar surface coverings
  • Freestanding umbrellas adjacent to the curb
  • Informative signs or displays


What Items and Activities are Restricted 


We want you to have fun in your park, but we want to keep everyone safe, too. This list isn’t intended to be discouraging. 

 Anything that may pose a distraction to drivers is prohibited: 

  • Banners
  • Balloons, flashing lights, or other similar objects
  • Canopies or free-standing tents


The following items or activities may be a nuisance or pose a safety hazard to neighboring businesses or residents and are therefore prohibited:


  • Sidewalk storage or overflow of activities onto sidewalk
  • Charcoal grills
  • Vending or merchandise display
  • Amplified sound
  • Alcoholic beverages or food service


Please feel free to contact Matt Anderson at 305-460-5008 of email