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Update on Coral Gables PARKing Day 2017: Due to the ongoing cleanup efforts from Hurricane Irma we have decided to cancel Coral Gables PARKing Day 2017 that was scheduled to take place Friday September 15. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please feel free to contact Matt Anderson at 305-460-5008 with any questions/concerns. Thank you. 

Coral Gables Invites all Local Businesses to Participate in PARK(ING) Day

PARKing Day 2016  PARKing Day 2016 

PARK(ING) Day is an opportunity for people to temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public places. This international event raises awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps people re-think how our streets can be used. 

Any use of the right-of-way, including the use of on-street parking spaces for PARK(ING) Day, requires a permit. But don’t worry because the City has created a special type of free permit to make it easy for you to participate. Please click here to view the requirements and to download the application

If you are participating in and/or attending the Coral Gables PARK(ING) Day and would like to share photos from the event please use the hashtags #parkingday #parkingdaycoralgables and tag @cityofcoralgables on social media.  

Please note: Due to ongoing construction, parking spaces on Miracle Mile will not be allowed to be reserved for PARKing Day. We apologize for this inconvenience.  

3 Easy Steps to Participate in PARK(ING) Day 

  1. Review the Event Guidelines and Complete the FREE Event Application 
  2. Submit your completed application to Matt Anderson by for approval. 
  3. On the day of the event enjoy turning your reserved on-street parking spaces in temporary parks/public spaces. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Where in the City is PARK(ING) Day taking place? 

PARK(ING) Day is taking place all over the City. Businesses/individuals can request to reserve on-street parking spaces throughout the City to participate in the event. 

What hours can my park be open?

Your park can be open between 7:00 am and midnight. All set-up and tear down must happen within these hours, however, upon review of application, Public Works may further restrict set-up and tear down times based on rush hour traffic.

With construction taking place as a part of the Streetscape project, can a business still request a space on the Miracle Mile? 

Due to ongoing construction, parking spaces on Miracle Mile will not be allowed to be reserved for PARKing Day. We apologize for this inconvenience.  The City is encouraging businesses to look at alternative locations off of Miracle Mile  

Can a participating business use any parts of the sidewalk during the event? 

The sidewalk cannot be used as an addition to and/or substitution for the parking spaces because it can obstruct pedestrian mobility. The sidewalk can only be used during set up and pick up and all loading and unloading activities must ensure pedestrian and vehicle mobility. 

How large is a typical parking space?

A typical parking space that is 90 degrees is 19 feet and a parallel parking space is 22 feet. 

What activities and items are allowed in the parking space?

We encourage you to try out some of these items and activities to help make your park a comfortable
and inviting space (please see the event guidelines for height and setback requirements):

  • Sod material (over tarp) and potted plants
  • Tables, chairs, or benches
  • Arts and crafts, games, or other cultural activities
  • Art displays or easels
  • Rugs, carpets, blankets, or similar surface coverings
  • Freestanding umbrellas adjacent to the curb
  • Informative signs or displays

What Items and Activities are Restricted? 

We want you to have fun in your park, but we want to keep everyone safe, too. This list isn’t intended to be discouraging. If you have questions about why you can’t do or use anything listed below, feel free to contact Matt Anderson.

Anything that may pose a distraction to drivers is prohibited:
  • Banners
  • Balloons, flashing lights, or other similar objects
  • Canopies or free-standing tents

The following items or activities may be a nuisance or pose a safety hazard to neighboring businesses or residents and are therefore prohibited:

  • Sidewalk storage or overflow of activities onto sidewalk
  • Charcoal grills
  • Vending or merchandise display
  • Amplified sound
  • Alcoholic beverages or food service      

Contact Matt Anderson for more information: 305-460-5008 or

Last updated: 9/13/2017 3:08:21 PM