On Friday, the ninth annual PARK(ing) Day debuted with 35 small parks, or parklets, celebrated in Washington, D.C.
The annual event was initially created in 2005 by the San Francisco design studio Rebar with the hopes for residents and businesses to re-think how public space is used. Since then, the event has expanded to several cities across the world, from Philadelphia to Dublin.
In Washington, D.C., all of the locations for the pop-up parks were on metered streets, mid-block, and approved by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).
Interested in creating your own mini park? The DDOT has instructions here. After finalizing your design, apply through DDOTs Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS) here.
PARK(ing) Day will be celebrated in the District until 4 p.m. To find every park, be sure to check out the below map.