Friends Center participates in Park(ing) Day for first time

Friends Center's mini-park for Parking Day 2016

Waiting for Passersby

Staff from Friends Council on Education sitting in the mini-park at Friends Center

Reclaiming Public Space


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 find us and all the participants on the interactive map, or check out the Park(ing) Day Facebook page.

You can also see examples of parklets on social media by searching the hashtag #PARKingDayPHL.

Volunteers from CASA and FAHE helped staff the parklet

Volunteers from CASA and FAHE at display table

Staff from Friends Center and Friends Council on Education at Parking Day

Welcome to The Parklet at Friends Center!

Flyer that says welcome to Parking Day parklet at Friends Center

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