Brisbane PARK(ing) Day 2019

Brisbane City Council is growing your Brisbane lifestyle and creating more to see and do with PARK(ing) Day 2019.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where teams of creative people transform on-street car parking spots into temporary public parks and other spaces for people to enjoy for the day.

About PARK(ing) Day

On Friday 20 September 2019, Brisbane will join cities from around the world in temporarily transforming parking spaces into 'PARKs'. PARK(ing) Day encourages people to see parking spaces from a different angle and is a unique opportunity to do something creative to liven up our city's streets.

PARK(ing) Day 2019 will take place on Little Stanley Street in the bustling South Bank lifestyle and cultural precinct. Located on the Brisbane River, South Bank is known for its vibrant green spaces, world-class eateries, stunning river views and exciting events, making it the ideal place to host PARK(ing) Day.

Register for PARK(ing) Day 2019

PARK(ing) Day gives artists, designers and community groups the opportunity to transform on-street parking spaces into vibrant, creative and people-friendly spaces.

Join the international movement and showcase our vibrant, green and creative city to the world. Registration for Brisbane PARK(ing) Day is free and closes on Monday 12 August 2019. All PARKs are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so get in quick to secure your space. Single and double PARK spaces can be requested during registration and will be allocated to teams once registrations close.

Register online to be part of PARK(ing) Day 2019.

To help you prepare for being involved in this event, review our PARK(ing) Day event guidelines.

View the PARK(ing) Day terms and conditions (Word - 133kb).

Awards and prizes

Council recognises the hard work, creativity and passion that teams invest into transforming on-street parking spaces into people places for PARK(ing) Day. To acknowledge and celebrate the most vibrant, creative and people-friendly PARKs, Council will award a:

  • Judges' Award for Best PARK - $500 Visa gift card and a PARK(ing) Day trophy
  • Judges' Highly Commended Award - $250 Visa gift card and a PARK(ing) Day trophy.

Every PARK will be judged on how vibrant, creative and people-friendly it is, so consider these criteria when preparing your PARK design. Winners will be announced and awarded prizes at the PARK(ing) Day event once judging has been finalised.

2018 award winners

As part of PARK(ing) Day 2018, the following teams were awarded for their outstanding efforts in creating a vibrant, creative and people-friendly space.

  • Winner of the Judges’ Award for Best PARK – Moreton Bay Theatre Company Inc., with ‘Backwards Broadway’
  • Winner of the Judges’ Highly Commended Award – YIMBY QLD, with ‘What do you love about Brisbane?’

Congratulations to all teams who participated in Brisbane PARK(ing) Day 2018 and helped to celebrate our people-friendly city!

View photos from PARK(ing) Day 2018 as a slideshow, or view photos individually as part of Council's Flickr account.

Moreton Bay Theatre Company Inc, with ‘Backwards Broadway’

More about PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day helps challenge how we think about urban spaces, aiming to encourage people to reduce car dependency and instead consider public and active travel modes. This aligns with Council’s Transport Plan for Brisbane – Strategic Directions which recognises the need for motorists to reduce reliance on private vehicle travel to improve Brisbane’s sustainability, environment and air quality, and liveability.  

For more information about PARK(ing) Day, contact the PARK(ing) Day team

Last updated:16 July 2019