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 2022 will take place on Friday, September 16. Photos from the event can be shared on social media using the hashtags #CGParkingDay2022 and #ParkingDay.

How to participate in PARK(ING) Day:

  1. Review and complete the  PARK(ING) DAY GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION Form- 2022
  2. Submit your completed application to Mairelys Gensler at mgensler@coralgables.com for approval. Please note: Applications are due by Thursday September 1.  
  3. On the day of the event, Friday, September 16, enjoy turning your reserved on-street parking spaces into temporary parks/public spaces.

FAQ

PARK(ING) Day 2022 is taking place on Friday, September 16. 

 

Applications are due by Thursday, September 1.

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.

Your park can be open between 7 a.m. 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.

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.

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

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 Form- 2022

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

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 the sidewalk
  • Charcoal grills
  • Vending or merchandise display
  • Amplified sound
  • Alcoholic beverages or food service