National Park(ing) Day 2013 | Audubon Park Garden District Orlando Events | Local Orlando Community Event Photography


We teamed up with Audubon Park Garden District once again to capture their version of the worldwide phenomenon, National Park(ing) Day!  Park(ing) Day is celebrated around the world on September 20th of every year, and is embraced by local communities in over 160 cities and 6 out of 7 continents!  Quoted from Rebar’s (founding art studio) website,

PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.  Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar but following an established set of guidelines) 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!”

Audubon Park Garden District supported this unique idea by using their own metered spots on Corrine Drive to support their local creative talents!  APGD set up a scrabble tournament, roadside style!  Blue Bird Bake Shop set up a make-your-own mini cupcake parking spot, allowing locals to spread their own icing on delicious cupcakes and then, of course, eat them!  Palmers Garden & Goods offered guests the opportunity to plant their own flower seeds in a take-home flower pot, with their parking spot displaying some beautiful garden pieces.  East End Market created a pop-up painting studio, where guests could paint all of the river rock they wanted for their personal gardens.  Warrior One Power Yoga of Orlando also occupied a parking space, offering free yoga seminars to help locals relax, stretch, and take in the fresh air.  Ice Cream Treats and Eats set up a beachside garden, displaying their artwork as well.  Climate Design AC conducted a pop-up workshop on container gardening, and O’Stromboli Italian Eatery set up an italian herb garden.  A crosswalk was created as well to express the need for further urban growth of pedestrian walkways within the community!

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Photographer:  Steven Miller of Steven Miller Photography Orlando | Orlando Wedding Photographers

Event Name:  Park(ing) Day 2013, Quote Credit by Rebar Group

Local Community:  Audubon Park Garden District

Participating Vendors:

East End MarketBlue Bird Bake ShopPalmers Garden & GoodsWarrior One Power YogaIce Cream Treats and Eats, Climate Design AC, O’ Stromboli Italian Eatery Orlando


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2 responses

  • Awesome photos from Parking Day! YOU are GOOD!

    We met briefly … I’m the yoga teacher who leads the outdoor mom&me fitness program at Blue Jacket Park. Good to meet you… mostly, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your work. Very creative and colorful. I love the yoga shot of Colure leading the two guys in a backbend! Was that spontaneous or orchestrated?

    Anyway….great stuff … have a wonderful, perfect Tuesday!

    Becca Schmidt

    • Hi Becca, thank you for your kind words, and it was great meeting you at Parking Day!

      Yep, that yoga shot was completely candid, as are most of our images. Much more natural and ‘real’ as opposed to staged photography! We do a lot of work for Audubon Park Garden District, they are a great, cultural community, they make our images look good! :)

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