City of Alexandria to Celebrate PARK(ing) Day

Page updated on Sep 14, 2021 at 8:54 PM

City of Alexandria to Celebrate PARK(ing) Day 

­­For Immediate Release: September 8, 2021

On Friday, September 17, the City of Alexandria will celebrate PARK(ing) Day, a worldwide event that promotes the importance of creating and preserving public green space in urban areas by temporarily reclaiming on-street parking spaces and transforming them into exciting and imaginative park spaces, or “parklets.”   

Join City agencies, local businesses and nonprofit organizations as they transform several on-street parking spaces around the city into parklets and offer prepackaged refreshments and giveaways from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The PARK(ing) Day event is free and open to the public.

To ensure everyone’s safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19, events and activities will meet all health guidelines for staff, participants and spectators.

Visit the City’s PARK(ing) Day page for more information about the event, including a list of parklet locations in Alexandria.

For inquiries from the news media only, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at or 703.746.3959.

To request reasonable disability accommodation, contact or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711. 

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