Pop-up parklets to check out during Park(ing) Day

Mini pop-up parks will be set up throughout the city on Friday, Sept. 18 for Park(ing) Day. (Photo via Facebook)

A little bit whimsical and a lot of green and artistic, PARK(ing) Day encourages urban creativity on a small scale. Throughout the day on Friday, Sept. 18, over 50 mini parks, or “parklets” will pop up at various locations in the city from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Transforming metered parking spaces, the parklets will encompass 170 square feet and will be designed by local artists, activists, planners, business owners and more. 

Out of the dozens of creatively designed spaces, here are a few not to miss. 

Fall down the rabbit hole on the 1700 Block of Chestnut St. for Langan Engineering and Environmental Services’ Wonderland Park.

Vintage shop Moon + Arrow (754 S. 4th St.) brings the woods to the city.

This Friday! Come join us as we convert our parking spot into a mini green oasis #parkingdayphl ��

A photo posted by Moon + Arrow (@shopmoonandarrow) on Sep 15, 2015 at 1:45pm PDT

SEPTA celebrates sustainability on the 500 Block of Market Street

From noon until 7 p.m., Saint Benjamin Brewing Company (1710 N. 5th St.) will have beers for sale and sampling.

We've begun building our park for Park(ing) day this Friday! We have some great wood found on the second floor of our building. We will be open Friday from 12-7 pm serving pints for $5 and we will have Joe's Chips for sale to munch on. Come buy, hang out in our park, grab a pint and hang our with us. #witondeck #stben #craftbeer #philybeer #drinklocal #eatlocal #southkensington #parkingday #farwellsummer #hellofall #joeschips #PARKingDAYPHL

A photo posted by Saint Benjamin Brewing Company (@stbenjaminbrew) on Sep 15, 2015 at 12:07pm PDT

The Philadelphia Parking Authority keeps it green with their recycling-themed parklet at 7th and Market Streets. Win prizes, create art with recycled materials and more.

Selfies are encouraged at the Career Wardrobe’s spot at 19th and Spring Garden Streets to celebrate its new location with Wardrobe Boutique.

We are on the map at #theCORNERof 19th and Spring Garden for #parkingdayphl #parkingday2015 this Friday stop by all day to celebrate our co-location with @1822boutique. Pick your corner, win prizes and be eligible for services and shopping discounts!

A photo posted by Career Wardrobe (@careerwardrobe) on Sep 13, 2015 at 7:34am PDT

Utilize the city’s bikeshare program and head over to Indego’s setup at 1600 Chestnut St.

After park hopping, stop by the Philadelphia Center for Architecture (1218 Arch St.) at 5:30 p.m. for a party with all the park designers and a talk from author Mike Lydon.

Need more? Check out a map of all the PARK(ing) Day Philadelphia participants. 

For more Things to Do, check out our calendar for the most up-to-date happenings.