The Week in Parking

Philly Park(ing) Day: 50+ parking spots become pop-up plazas today

Plus the parking tweets of the week

Park(ing) Day 2015
Park(ing) Day / Facebook

Happy Park(ing) Day! The annual tradition of turning parking spots into pop-up parks and plazas is back, with more than 50 locations in the city for you to walk through and relax in.

The national movement started in San Francisco, and Philly’s been participating since 2008. This year, you can visit mini parks sponsored by breweries, neighborhood associations, SEPTA, architecture firms, galleries and even the Philadelphia Parking Authority. You’ll find plazas here and there in Northeast, Northwest, North and South Philly, but most are concentrated around Center City and University City. Use the map below to find your nearest park. They’ll be operating from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today.

Parking posts of the week

Official WebMD cause of insomnia: Illegal parking

But really, how do you have $900 in parking tickets?

Philly Powerball: Center City parking for life

TFW you work for the city so you can park in the middle of North Broad

Who hasn’t done this at least once?

Dream big

This won’t be as funny during their driving tests

We’ll pray 4 u

We call bullshit

Step 1: Park illegally. Step 2: Complain about parking ticket

‘Welcome to Philadelphia’

Want some more? Explore other The Week in Parking stories.

Thanks for reading another Billy Penn story

Seems you’re the kind of person who really digs in. Want more? Sign up for our free morning newsletter, the easy way to stay on top of Philly news.

Thanks for reading Billy Penn

Like the story above, everything we publish is powered by our members. If you enjoy reading, join today: Just $5/month makes more difference than you’d think.

Thanks for reading! We need you.

Reader donations power our newsroom. If Billy Penn helps you feel more connected to Philly, we’d love to count you as a member. Will you join us?

Lock in your support

Reader support powers our newsroom. A monthly membership helps lock it in.

Can we count on you as a Billy Penn sustainer?

Winning the local journalism game

Thank you: Member support powers our newsroom.

Know someone else who might like our work? Invite them to sign up for our free morning newsletter.

Tagged

Parking