Fairfax City’s Economic Development Office announces the 2nd Annual Park(ing) Day, a global event where citizens, artists, and businesses collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into pop-up parklets from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday, September 18 at Fair City Mall.
Fair City Mall businesses, Fairfax City offices, and George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts will participate in finding alternative uses for parking spaces to challenge everyone to rethink the way urban space can be used to celebrate people and open space. The park will feature musical performances, activities, giveaways, and raffle drawings. Stop by Fair City Mall at 9650 Main Street for fun or simply to relax.
Park(ing) Day began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. It has since evolved into a internationally celebrated movement with creative forms of temporary public space in urban settings.