October 14, 2016


Every year, people who care about parks and open space take over parking spaces in cities around the world as part of PARK(ing) Day and turn them into temporary public parks and other spaces for people to enjoy.

For the past few years, PTNY has taken over a parking space in downtown Albany and converted the space into a temporary public campground complete with greenery, a tent, camping chairs, camp stove, and marshmallows. By creating a temporary refuge in the middle of the city, we’re reminding New Yorkers how important it is to have a place to relax, rejuvenate, and recreate.

Learn how to participate in this year's event!

View the 2015 press release. See photos from PTNY’s PARK(ing) Day event in 2013 and a recap of the event in 2014.

Learn more about our parks program.

Original PARK(ing) Day concept by Rebar. www.rebargroup.org

PARK(ing) Day 2015 Locations:



Location Description

Parks & Trails New York

On south side of Washington Ave (Capitol Building side of Washington Ave);
west lawn, near food trucks & west lawn walking paths.

Albany Bicycle Coalition

On south side of Washington Ave (aka Capitol Building side of Washington Ave);
west lawn, near food trucks & west lawn walking paths. Adjacent to Parks & Trails NY.

Downtown BID

540 Broadway. In between Albany Dental and the Broadway Plaza Sign.

City Planning

On north side of Washington Ave in front of the Albany Main Branch Library
(near bike rack). First metered spot on Washington Ave by library.

Albany Poets

247 Lark Street. In front of Upstate Artists Guild Gallery.

Albany Center Gallery

On Broadway, in front of Tricentennial Park.

The Brakes Coffee Shop

227 Lark Street. In front of The Brakes Coffee Shop.

Radix Center

90 State Street. In front of Stagecoach Coffee.

College of St. Rose

89 Washington Avenue. In front of the NYS Education Building. On north side of
Washington Ave, across from State Capitol Building, near Hawk St.

Capitalize Albany

522-524 Broadway. In front of NYS Association of Counties entrance. Stand on
Broadway, look at the brick Broadway Plaza Building facing west, first entrance
into the building from the left. (In between second light pole on the block, and its neighboring street tree to the right).

Albany Barn

Lark Street

Photo by Skip Dickstein / Times Union