TULSA — According to the City of Tulsa, today starts Park(ing) Day 2019 in downtown Tulsa.
Officials say thirteen organizations, businesses will transform metered, on-street, spaces into interactive pop-up parks.
The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.
Officials say Park(ing) Day is an annual global open-source event where community members work to turn on-street metered parking spots into temporary public spaces.
“Tulsa Park(ing) Day is quickly becoming a creative outlet for those wanting impactful and dynamic experiences in the public realm,” said Brian Kurtz, executive director of the Downtown Coordinating Council. “To go from a single activation in 2018 to thirteen participating groups today speaks volumes to the level of excitement about the role of placemaking and people-first public spaces in our Downtown.”
This event is open to the public and officials invite the public to vote for their favorite mini urban park. Officials say the winner will receive a special award. The installations will include bikes, playsets, and gardes, to name a few.
Officials say this event is brought to downtown Tulsa by the Downtown Coordinating Council, TYPROS, Tulsa Planning Office, and University of Oklahoma Urban Design Studio.
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