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MCDOT to Sponsor PARK(ing) Day Celebration; Residents/Businesses Encouraged to Participate

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 12, 2017


The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is encouraging artists, planners, businesses, organizations, groups and individuals to participate in International PARK(ing) Day on September 15 by temporarily transforming a metered parking space into a fun, parklike spot. MCDOT has identified parking spaces in Silver Spring, Bethesda and Wheaton that can be used to creatively reimagine the urban landscape.


“PARK(ing) Day is an annual, global event that gives residents, businesses and organizations an opportunity to temporarily transform metered parking spaces and stimulate conversations about how we use our urban landscape,” said MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh. “We hope PARK(ing) Day will encourage everyone to rethink their transportation choices to support infrastructure that is more transit-oriented, bikeable and walkable.”


PARK(ing) Day participants can choose from about 40 different locations (each location is comprised of two adjacent parking spaces) in the County’s parking districts. The spots were chosen with safety in mind. The use of parking spaces will be allowed from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., including set up and tear down.  There is no charge to participate in the event.


Those interested in taking part in PARK(ing) Day can get more information and apply online or by mail. Participants are required to meet certain guidelines that are spelled out in the application.


Get inspiration and see what others have done on past PARK(ing) Days online.


Learn more about International PARK(ing) Day.


Release ID: 17-154
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7155