Wichita's First Park(ing) Day


Yellowbrick Street Team organized Wichita's first Park(ing) Day, in collaboration with Bike Walk Wichita and made possible through the Knight Foundation Fund of the Wichita Community Foundation. The annual global event transforms on-street parking spaces for a single day from places reserved for private cars - and often sitting empty - into places where the public can connect and engage.

Local businesses and organizations each set up and programmed an individual parklet, all bringing their own unique vibe. For one day, from Delano all the way through the Douglas Design District, Douglas Avenue was transformed from a place for cars to a place for humans.

Locations included:
-Bicycle X-Change
-Bungalow 26
-ICT Pop-Up Urban Park (sponsored by Yellowbrick Street Team)
-Kansas Leadership Center
-Wichita Downtown Development Corporation
-The Wichita Eagle
-Handpicked Los Angeles
-The Spice Merchant (in collaboration with The Workroom)
-Reverie Coffee Roasters (in collaboration with Bike Walk Wichita)

The project was a tremendous success, engaging over 1,000 Wichitans with a different vision for our streets. Wichita City Council members Janet Miller and LaVonta Williams, along with Suzy Finn from Young Professionals of Wichita, served as celebrity judges and awarded the following prizes:

Best Overall: Handpicked Los Angeles

Most Creative: MakeICT

Most Wichita Pride: Spice Merchant/The Workroom