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Downtown Rome hosting Park(ing) Day Event on Friday

September 14th, 2020 – 2:25 PM

Downtown Rome Georgia –

Downtown Rome Georgia will host a special Parking event on Friday September 18th, from 10 AM – 7 PM.

The following is a press release about the event:

“PARK(ing) Day is a annual global event where citizens, businesses, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. Our downtown businesses will be participating in this event to create a fun, covid-friendly event.

Head downtown on Friday, September 18th for a pedestrian friendly, free, and fun event. Enjoy our shops and dining, while seeing what our parking spaces have been turned into!

Downtown businesses will be provided with armbands for alcohol; no outside coolers or drinks allowed. Parking is available for free at Third Avenue Parking Deck.

This free event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Downtown Rome business and property owners. For questions, contact the Office of Downtown Development at 706.236.4520 or email [email protected].

Be sure to keep up with us on social media (@DowntownRomeGA) or on our website:

*By attending our event, you consent to photography, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose.

The International Park(ing) Day project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat.”