It’s that time of year again… time for a Mid-September Friday inspiring people all over the world to reclaim the streets – making sidewalks on busy thoroughfares wider by creating mini “parks” in traditional metered parking spots. In Columbia, this initiative is centered around the Main Street District and the adjacent Vista neighborhood. The purpose? Park(ing) Day aims to develop ideas of how to improve the quality of the urban landscape for the public – one parking spot at a time.

Walking around town on September 20, you’ll notice more people outside – walking the streets, meeting for lunch with friends, working outdoors, or simply sitting on a bench to enjoy the sunshine. At WTS, you’ll find us in our temporary outdoor office – designed and built by our team of architects and fully furnished with flexible workspaces from our neighbor, Interior Elements.

We are grateful that the City of Columbia has partnered with the South Carolina chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and One Columbia for Arts and History to facilitate the City’s 4th Annual celebration of Park(ing) Day. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., take a step outside to see how your downtown neighbors creatively transform metered parking spaces into gathering spaces – and come see us at 1316 Washington Street!

To learn more about Park(ing) Day, visit