PARK(ing) Day FTL on September 20th to Promote the Importance of Green and Urban Public Spaces in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s third PARK(ing) Day will take place on September 20th, 2013 from 9a.m.- 5 p.m. Organized by Landscape Architects Cadence, this tactical urbanism effort will focus on temporarily transforming public parking spaces into functional, beautiful and people friendly spaces.

Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 07, 2013 --( In cities around the globe, artists, activists and citizens will transform metered parking spaces into temporary public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called "PARK(ing) Day."

Cadence, a Landscape Architecture firm in downtown Fort Lauderdale, is excited to announce the 3rd annual PARK(ing) Day FTL which will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013. PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, global event that promotes the importance of green and urban public spaces. It is intended to help people rethink the way we use our streets and promote ideas about how we can create more sustainable cities. The concept of PARK(ing) Day is based on the idea that putting money into a parking meter is like ʻrentingʼ a public space.

PARK(ing) Day was originally created in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, as an experimental exploration in repurposing public space. Since then, it has been creatively adapted and sparked imaginations around the world.

The public event will be held in two city parking spots at NW 5th Street and N. Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale and will run from 9a.m. - 5p.m. The South Florida region is increasing its access to demonstrations like this with both West Palm Beach and Miami offering sites where locals are participating as well.

Cadence Co-founder and PARK(ing) Day Fort Lauderdale spokesperson Rebecca Bradley is available for pre-event media interviews. To schedule, please contact 954-766-4572 or

About Cadence:
Cadence is a Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Planning company that operates at the intersection of art and community. Their office is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale within the FAT Village Arts District. Cadence focuses on projects that re-imagine the way South Floridians experience their outdoor living environments.
Rebecca Bradley