Providence Office Promotes PARK(ing) Day!
HW participated in PARK(ing) Day on September 18th in downtown Providence! PARK(ing) Day began in 2005 by the design group Rebar in San Francisco. The intent was to increase the city’s awareness of the lack of public open space. PARK(ing) Day is now a global movement. Metered spots temporarily transform into spaces for people. HW’s parklet included board games, seating, public opinion polling, and several highly competitive games of cornhole. The staff asked visitors about how to improve public spaces downtown, specifically, Trinity Square, located along Adrian Hall Way adjacent to Trinity Repertory Company and Trinity Brewhouse. HW gathered input on this space specifically for the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy (DPPC), which is spearheading a large-scale effort to activate, beautify, and maintain downtown public spaces. At the end of the day, HW donated the plants in their parklet to the Avenue Concept for planting in new pedestrian sidewalk extensions downtown. We enjoyed the interaction, meeting neighbors, talking with folks that worked downtown, and being inspired by the creativity of fellow parklet designers.