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 andrea.blackford@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.3959.

To request reasonable disability accommodation, contact geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4084, Virginia Relay 711. 

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/124078.

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