What is PARK(ing) Day?

PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event aimed at engaging the public through an “open-source experiment in reclaiming public space” for the people. Participants are challenged to explore the full dimensions of urban social ecology, experimental design, and creative vision in the humble parking spot.

PARK(ing) Day is a combination of parks and recreation, art, architecture and design, and social activism.

You’re invited to take part in Lawrence’s inaugural PARK(ing) Day event on Friday, September 27, 2019. Keep reading for a detailed schedule and additional information.


I’m interested in…

View the schedule, download the RFP, and submit your idea.

Help make the inaugural PARK(ing) Day one to remember with a Business Sponsorship or giving a few hours of time.




May 6

RFP available

May 18

Informational meeting with Q&A at the Lawrence Public Library

June 21

Applications due

June 28

Installations selected and entrants notified

September 27

PARK(ing) Day 2019


Submit Your Idea

Please review your application and make sure it is complete before submitting.

Name *
Phone *
Who else are you working with to create your installation? What is their role in the project?
Provide a written summary of your installation intent and design.
Graphic Representation
Provide a graphic representation of your installation in the form of one or more of the following: 1. Hand drawn floor plan, elevation, and 3D sketch 2. Photo montage 3. Computer model or rendering 4. Photo of a scale model Please demonstrate how your installation will fit within your preferred parking space (approx. 9'-0" W x 18'-0" L). Email to rex@hoke-ley.com The subject line of your email must be in the format of "Title of Installation — Graphic Representation" (i.e. The Purple People Eater — Graphic Representation).
Refer to the map below. List your top 2 choices in order of preference.
Describe how you are using recycled, reclaimed, or reused material and what you plan to do with your installation after the event.

PARK(ing) Day Map

Click to enlarge.


Thank You

A special thank you to Hoke Ley, the City of Lawrence, Transient Guest Tax Grant Program, and the Community Arts Grant Program for helping to support PARK(ing) Day 2019.


Business Sponsorship

Your business should sponsor PARK(ing) Day. Here’s why.

1. It’s affordable

Sponsor — $250

Supporter — $125

2. Show your support

You love Lawrence. You’re all about creativity. Recycling and environmental responsibility are right up your alley. And you want to be a part of new ways to engage with the community and help it blossom. Show Lawrence how much you care.

3. Get exposure

Each Sponsor level donor will receive an individual social media shoutout on the official PARK(ing) Day LFK channels. Your logo will also be prominently featured at each of the selected parking stalls on PARK(ing) Day. Supporter level donors will receive a combo social media shoutout and their business names will be posted at each of the selected parking stalls.



We’re looking for helping hands on September 27.

Whether you want to help with setup, be available to direct the public to PARK(ing) spaces, or make sure we leave things better than we found them, we’d love your help for 2 (or more) hours the day of.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age.


Informational Meeting / Q&A

May 18, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Lawrence Public Library
Meeting Room C
707 Vermont Street
Lawrence, KS 66044

Can’t make it? We’re streaming live on Facebook and the video will be available afterward on our page.