PARK(ING) Day

Coral Gables Invites Everyone to Attend PARK(ING) Day 2018

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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 2018 is taking place on Friday, September 21st. 

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 and use the hashtags #CGPARKINGDAY2018 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

Location

Hours PARK(ING) Day Location is Open (includes set up and take down)

City of Coral Gables

405 Biltmore Way

7am-5pm

Uvaggio

70 Miracle Mile

3pm-11pm

BiYou Bridal

348 Miracle Mile

10am-6pm

Violeta's Home Design

223A Miracle Mile

9am-8pm

No Boundaries 220 Aragon 9am-7pm

CG Chamber of Commerce

224 Catalonia Ave

8am-2pm

Any use of the right-of-way, including the use of on-street parking spaces for PARK(ING) Day, requires a permit. But don’t 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  Applications are due by Wednesday September 12th. 

3 Easy Steps to Participate in PARK(ING) Day

  1. Review and complete the PARK(ING) DAY GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION
  2. Submit your completed application to Matt Anderson at manderson@coralgables.com by for approval. Please note: Applications are due by Wednesday September 12th. 
  3. On the day of the event, Friday September 21st, enjoy turning your reserved on-street parking spaces in temporary parks/public spaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is PARK(ING) Day? 

PARK(ING) Day 2018 is taking place on Friday, September 21st. 

When are applications due?

Applications are due by Wednesday September 12th.

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 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 manderson@coralgables.com