Park(ing) Day Returns to Portland

2022 event focused on Land Justice

PORTLAND, ME — Portland Downtown, Portland Trails, & Friends of Congress Square Park are pleased to once again play co-hosts to Park(ing) Day — a global, public, participatory art project — scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16th across the City of Portland. 

Park(ing) Day is a day when people across the world temporarily repurpose street parking spaces & convert them into tiny parks & places for art, play, & activism. 

This year, Portland’s Park(ing) Day has a theme: Land Justice. Land justice is defined as: “highlighting the inequitable access to land, especially by Indigenous people who have been dispossessed of their traditional territory and by others experiencing marginalization around the intersection of race, class, gender, and other identities.” The theme is chosen by the Portland-based organizers & is encouraged, but by no means required for participation. 

Interested participants can sign up here (also below). For more information email:  

Additional partners include the Boston Society for Landscape Architecture and the Portland Society for Architecture