Book Swap in Main Street District

D Magazine will be hosting a book swap in their space! Look for them on Main Street between Field and Akard.

D Magazine, along with Dirt, Half Price Books, and JD’s Tree Service, is having a book swap in front of Dirt on Main Street. Please bring gently used books and magazines and switch them out for some new (to you) books. Also, bring the kids around 5:30 to sit in our forest and listen as storytellers bring books to life.

2011 Participants Announced

We have a wide variety of participants —individuals, businesses, and organizations — for PARK(ing) Day Dallas 2011! Come out to see what each group does to transform their space and how they envision public space in Dallas. “PARK” installations will be focused in three areas around downtown Dallas. If you’re participating outside of these areas please let us know so we can add you to the list. The fun begins at 11:00am Friday!

Main Street District (Main Street between Field & Ervay): 11am–7pm

  • AIA Dallas Committee on the Environment (COTE)
  • Child’s Play
  • CityDesign Studio / City of Dallas Strategic Planning
  • City of Dallas Park & Recreation Department
  • Corgan Associates
  • D Magazine Partners
  • Dallas Center for Architecture
  • Deep Dallas
  • Downtown Residents Council
  • RE
  • Street Soccer Dallas
  • The Bridge
  • The Everyday City
  • The Lemonade Brigade
  • Trinity Strand Trail
  • 1900 Elm Lofts

Deep Ellum (Main Street between Good Latimer and Malcom X): 11am–7pm

  • Aubergine
  • Deep Dallas
  • Deep Ellum Outdoor Market
  • DSGN
  • Fihranka Dance Studio
  • In Accord
  • Inspire Culture
  • Millennium
  • Texas Hydroponics
  • The Graphics Group
  • Zen Baking Company

Arts District (Flora between Pearl and Olive): 11am–8pm

  • Dallas Arts District
  • Earth Day Dallas

Other Participants (outside of focus areas): 

  • The Playhouse Fun Project (Eladio Martinez Learning Center)
  • la terra studio, inc.


Registration Ending Soon

Registration for PARK(ing) Day Dallas is ending soon. If you would like to be involved in the inaugural Dallas event please register on our website by Tuesday, September 13th. After this date we cannot guarantee your team a space. We have received registration for over 30 parks and there is a great lineup of participants and entertainment for the event!

Participant Handbook Now Available

The planning team for PARK(ing) Day has compiled a helpful participant handbook to help teams with their PARK(ing) Day transformations. To view the document, visit our resources page or click below:

PARK(ing) Day Dallas Participant Handbook

Register for PARK(ing) Day Dallas!

Would you like to be part of PARK(ing) Day Dallas? Help make our inaugural event a success by forming a team to create a PARK! Whether you want to host a small space with a few neighbors or create a team-led spectacle for several hours, there’s room for everyone to participate!

Teams and individuals should visit our Registration Page to become involved. After registering, we’ll work with you to secure a PARK(ing) Space in our target areas (Main Street District & Deep Ellum) and connect you with other participants. If you plan on hosting your own PARK(ing) Day event outside of our target areas, let us know so we can connect and promote your event. We’re excited to hear what your team envisions for your space!

PARK(ing) Day Dallas is September 16th!

The inaugural PARK(ing) Day Dallas event will be held on Friday, September 16th. This event will transform on-street parking spaces into “PARK” installations in the downtown area. These transformed spaces will create areas for downtown employees and downtown residents to socialize, be entertained and imagine new uses for public space in the urban environment. The planning team consists of downtown residents, business and local organizations. Follow our website and Facebook page for updates as the date nears. To reserve a spot in one of our target areas, visit our Registration Page beginning August 15th. If you have ideas or suggestions for the event, we’d love to hear them!