PARK(ing) Day Comes to Ann Arbor's Main St. Sept. 15

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September 11, 2017 - ​The City of Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority and SmithGroupJJR are collaborating on a global event to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public spaces. Known as PARK(ing) Day, this one-day initiative is part of an effort to foster collaborations among artists, community members, activists, designers and students to explore alternative uses for street space in our city.

"Parking Day is a great opportunity to reimagine the potential for expanding public space in our downtown streets," said Derek Delacourt, City of Ann Arbor community services area administrator.

Designed and built by employees of SmithGroupJJR, a local planning and landscape architecture firm, the two metered parking spaces will be located on the 200 block of South Main Street near Fjallraven and Urban Jewelers on Friday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

To learn more about this global effort, visit

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Contact Information

Hillary Hanzel
Landscape Architect IV
734.794.6230 ext. 42548

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