Friday, September 15, sees the return of Park(ing) Day in the District, which allows groups to create a temporary “pop-up” park in a metered space typically reserved for on-street parking. The event, which takes place around the world, is meant to encourage people to rethink how public space is allocated.
As in years past, the NoMa BID is participating, and we're looking for companies, organizations, and groups with fun ideas. We are planning on setting aside FOUR parking spaces along First Street NE and will make the application to the District Department of Transportation on behalf of all of them. We will also contribute $500 toward the construction of each park. If you are interested in one of these spaces, here's what you need to do:
(1) Head to the DDOT website and download the Park(ing) Day 2017 Event Guidelines document, which describes site design rules and other essential information.
(2) Conceptualize your temporary park using the design template included in the guidelines document.
(3) E-mail your design concept and a written description to us: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: "NoMa Park(ing) Day 2017 application." DEADLINE: COB WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23.
Once the winning concepts have been selected, the BID will submit all necessary documents to DDOT for all four parks. We look forward to seeing your great ideas for temporary parks in NoMa!
Image courtesy Ayers Saint Gross, which participated in NoMa's Park(ing) Day 2016 with "Endless Park."