Join us for fun activities designed to show how a lively, interactive, people-focus can take shape on Capitol Avenue!

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July 27
Park(ing) Day
July 28
Park(ing) Day
July 28
Farmers Market
July 29
Fitness Friday


  • Street Transformation – The west driving lane and parking lane will be closed to vehicle traffic to show how the street can better meet the diverse transportation needs of walkers, bikers, and drivers.
  • Park(ing) Days – Community partners will transform parking spaces into fun, creative parklets for enjoyment by the public. Interested in hosting a parklet? Download flier
  • Farmers Market at the Capitol – A thriving marketplace that showcases Michigan food and agricultural products will set up shop on the east lawn of the Capitol Building.
  • Fitness Friday presented by the YMCA – The capitol lawn will spring to life with active recreation in the form of a yoga class and lawn games.

Host a Parklet

Community partners have the opportunity to transform a parking space along Capitol Avenue into an active public space. Get creative and have some fun! To participate, download a flier and contact:

Samantha Harkins, (517) 908-0306
Derek Tisler, (517) 908-0302

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Media Coverage

For two days, Lansing turns parking spaces into playgroundsWKAR, June 30, 2015
‘Parklets pop up outside the CapitolWLNS, July 28, 2015
‘Parklets’ coming to Capitol Avenue this weekLansing State Journal, July 27, 2015