Pitt’s annual Park(ing) Day returns this month at a new location — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Ruskin Hall parking lot, just off Fifth Avenue next to the Music Building.
PARK(ing) Day began in 2005 when an artist collective in San Francisco, named Rebar, noticed underused parking spaces spread out across the city. They decided to transform these empty spaces into temporary art installations, small “parks” and more. The idea soon spread to several cities and countries.
Pitt’s PARK(ing) Day, sponsored by the Center for Creativity, was first held in 2017 in parking spaces in Schenley Quad, before it was redone in 2018 as a car-less, student-centered space. Then, it relocated to the 20 metered spaces next to Pitt’s Litchfield Towers between Bouquet Street and Oakland Avenue, and then to spots along Schenley Drive near Hillman Library.