Sioux City Park(ing) Day 2017

This Friday, September 15th from 10am to 2pm is Park(ing) Day!

What is Park(ing) Day?

Park(ing) Day is a special day when individuals, groups, businesses, and non-profits can turn a metered parking space into a fun place to hang out! Games, crafts, and other fun will be happening in these spots--the only limit to the (family friendly non-commercial) activities is the creativity of the participants. Park(ing) Day started in San Francisco in 2005 and has since spread to hundreds of cities around the world. This is Sioux City's second year participating. You can find out more about the history of Park(ing) Day and about how it is celebrated in different places at the official Park(ing) Day website.

Example of a Park(ing) Day space from another city. Photo Credit: Rebar

Where is Sioux City's Park(ing) Day?

Park(ing) Day 2017 in Sioux City will be happening in 33 downtown Sioux City parking spaces between Douglas and Jones on 4th and 5th Streets, plus a food truck zone between Jackson and Jones on 4th Street (special return of Food Truck Fridays!!)

Park(ing) Day 2017 Participants

The following Park(ing) space plans have been approved for 2017!

  • Alex Watters for City Council will have information about what city council does, about Watters himself, and a fun giveaway 
  • Classic Rock 99.5 will be broadcasting live from downtown from their space
  • Crary Huff Law Firm will have 20 minute trivia games in their space
  • Evolve Yoga and Wellness will offer free chair massages in their "Zen Zone"
  • Heritage Bank will have carnival games and popcorn
  • Hopesprings Community of Faith is creating "Cafe Vibe" in their space, where visitors can relax and get free flowers
  • Junior League of Sioux City will have football and soccer toss 
  • Panache will be refurbishing furniture in their space
  • Partners for Patriots will be sharing information about their non-profit organization which provides service animals for veterans in need
  • Ronald McDonald House will have yard games
  • Sculpt Siouxland will have sidewalk chalk for everyone to use to "chalk the block"
  • SIMPCO will have a life sized checkerboard
  • Simple Life is transforming their space into a birthday party complete with party games and prizes
  • Sioux City GO will be making balloon sculptures
  • Sioux City Public Museum will be showing off the Hot Fudge Hound who used to grace the front of the Green Gables restaurant and will be giving free ice cream to their first 100 visitors
  • Siouxland District Health will have a "Fresh Faces" photo booth
  • Tiger-Rock Martial Arts is transforming their space into a ninja warrior mini course
  • Transitional Services of Iowa will be featuring giant yard games including Yahtzee, Jenga, Kerplunk, and more
  • United Way of Siouxland will be sharing information about their initiative encouraging us all to "be a game changer"
  • Unity Point St. Luke's will be giving out bike helmets while supplies last and sharing information about recognizing strokes
  • US Bank will have yard games for all ages
  • Wine and Other Old Things will have grape crushing and wine making in their Park(ing) space
For more info, check out the Sioux City Park(ing) Day 2017 Facebook Event. If you share pictures of the event on social media, please use #parkNplaySC