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Celebrate National Park(ing) Day in San Antonio

Come see how the city converts its streets + parking spaces into vibrant green oases.

SATXtoday: downtown San Antonio

Join Centro San Antonio for National Park(ing) Day.

Photo by Frederick Gonzales

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Centro San Antonio is partnering with the Texas American Society of Landscape Architects, 80/20 Foundation, and the San Antonio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to celebrate National Park(ing) Day on Friday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What is National Park(ing) Day?

We’re so glad you asked. This one-day-only international event allows local businesses to convert city streets + parking spaces into vibrant green places for art, play, and community engagement.

Participants and theme

This year’s theme is pollinators (birds, bats, bees, butterflies, and other insects) and will occur along Houston Street (from Alamo to Flores) and North Main (from Houston to Travis) in downtown San Antonio.

Here’s a few of this year’s participants:

  • Able City
  • Activate SA
  • City of San Antonio - Department of Planning
  • Bexar County Public Works Department
  • Hotel Valencia
  • USGBC with Overland Partners
  • Trinity University Sustainability Student Chapter with Lake Flato
  • OHP Deconstruction & Circular Economy with Ford, Powell & Carson
  • Gensler
  • UTSA Southwest School of Art

Keep an eye out for the 2023 winner of the coveted Golden Parking Meter.