Park(ing) Day 2017 – “DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF”

In celebration of the City of Philadelphia’s 10th year participating in Park(ing) Day, G&A is excited to pay tribute to the Diamond anniversary with a DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF design!  On Friday, September 15th over seventy small interactive parks are expected to pop up throughout the streets of Philadelphia and hundreds will be created all over the world. The message: open spaces are critical to the quality of urban human habitat, and there is a need for more public open space.

Since last year’s “PUP-UP” Park was so enjoyable, G&A has decided to team again with Wet Nose Rescue, a local animal adoption organization. They will be bringing by dogs to play in our mini dog park.  All of these dogs will be available for adoption.  Passersby are welcome to take paws from their busy day, sit and relax, strike up a conversation with a fellow Philadelphian, or unwind and join in some good ol’ fashioned fun playing with these lovable animals that need a fur-ever home. The park will feature K-9 Grass, an artificial grass designed specifically for dogs, re-purposed lumber and other construction materials, and of course DOGS! It will be located on 17th Street, between Market Street and Chestnut Street in Center City, just outside the Shops at Liberty Place. 

About Wet Nose Rescue: Wet Nose Rescue works hard to help those who are unable to help themselves.  Their goal is to help abandoned dogs and puppies that would otherwise be euthanized or subject to a life in extremely poor conditions, unloved, and neglected.  They work with overcrowded shelters that receive little in the way of funding to house, feed, and provide the necessary medical care for their dogs and puppies.  Wet Nose Rescue tries hard to find permanent, caring families who will appreciate the love that a rescue dog can provide.  Wet Nose Rescue is completely foster based and while they do not have a physical shelter where they kennel dogs, they do have an adoption center where the dog transports arrive, dog training is done, and where adopters can purchase any supplies they may need such as crates, collars, leashes, and dog beds.  Wet Nose Rescue is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and is incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania, all contributions are tax deductible. Please visit their website www.wetnoserescue.org for more information.

PARK(ing) Day was founded in 2005 by Rebar Group, a San-Francisco-based architecture and design firm, and was first presented in Philadelphia in 2008.  Every year the team of G&A landscape architects, designers, and marketing personnel dedicate their creativity to the transformation of a single Philadelphia parking space into a public park for only one day.

Stop by on September 15th and you’ll be surprised by the impact a small public green space, even one as small as 170 square feet, can make.