Have you ever wondered what our streets might look like if they were lined with parks instead of parking? So have we! That’s why Ride is teaming up with Bike Easy, RUBARB and Mnemonics AD for PARK(ing) Day NOLA 2014!
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. On Saturday, October 4th during Arts for Arts Sake, we’ll be joining talented designers to create parks along Julia Street in partnership with the Downtown Development District, Tulane City Center, and the New Orleans Arts District.
Our project – the Swing + Saddle Stop – will welcome walkers, bikers and transit riders to take a playful breather pre-, post- or mid-commute. We’ll also create a ‘peep show’ – a chance for visitors to view the future of New Orleans streets!
Our design is ambitious and we need your help to pull it off. We are planning an all-volunteer build to take place this weekend. Don’t have construction skills? We could still use your help leading a youth-oriented art project and hanging out / staffing our park the day of the big event. We’d love to have you join our PARK(ing) Day NOLA Team!