Friends Center was excited to participate in Park(ing) Day Philadelphia for the first time this year on September 16, 2016. This is the international day when people reclaim parking spaces as public space, by creating mini-parks or “parklets” for the day. This year marked the ninth annual Park(ing) Day in Philadelphia.
The Friends Council on Education and the Friends Association for Higher Education organized our spot on 15th Street, in front of the Friends Center display window in the middle of the block. The parklet featured information about Friends Schools and Quaker colleges.
You can also see examples of parklets on social media by searching the hashtag #PARKingDayPHL.