Architecture for Humanity, New Haven has joined with a number of other local organizations to bring Park(ing) to New Haven. Instead of feeding the parking meeting we invited passers by to play three holes of mini golf. The three holes were built with the help of students from the Hopkins school and constructed from discarded wood pallets, cardboard and carpet. During last year’s event we collected suggestions from the public on alternate uses for parking space. This year, while waiting to play you could read these suggestions and learn about the amount of space devoted to parking in downtown New Haven. By using waste materials to create these mini golf holes it is also hoped that this will bring attention to quantity of items that we as a society throw out and maybe allow us to think of other ways to reuse them. PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The 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 … at least until the meter runs out! In addition to being quite a bit of fun, PARK(ing) Day has effectively re-valued the metered parking space as an important part of the commons – a site for generosity, cultural expression, socializing and play. And although the project is temporary, it is hoped that PARK(ing) Day inspires you to participate in the civic processes that could permanently alter the urban landscape.