PARK(ing) Day returns to Knoxville on Friday, September 15th, 2023 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm! This annual event is an opportunity for Knoxville residents and businesses to display their creativity, building pop-up parks in curbside parking spaces along Gay Street in Downtown Knoxville. 

Initially started in San Francisco in 2005, PARK(ing) Day is an annual event in which residents and businesses re-think the use of public space by converting metered on-street parking spaces into temporary parks. Since its inception, the event has spread to cities around the world and takes place on the third Friday of September.

We want to have as many businesses, firms, and nonprofit organizations this year as possible. So form your creative team, put your ideas together, have fun designing, and register by September 2nd, 2023! We hope to see you on Gay Street for a walk in the “park!”



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