Just one day after KC Design Week 2021, Kansas City will celebrate its first PARK(ing) Day on September 18. This event highlights the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in our city. PARK(ing) Day began in 2005 in San Francisco and grew into a global event when celebrated annually by hundreds of cities when community members transform street parking spaces into creative pop-up parks.
During KCMO’s block party, downtown Walnut Street parking spots will turn into vibrant, temporary parklets filled with art, music, food, relaxation, education, and entertainment. City residents will enjoy spaces normally reserved for storing cars. Anyone can host a parklet, including citizens, businesses, and organizations.