National Park(ing) Day!

We turned on the news this morning to find that this event was happening just outside our front door:

Today is National Park(ing) Day. Park(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “Park(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.

Public parking spaces around the nation have sprouted grass, trees, flowers, park benches, and lawn chairs, sponsored by TPL and based on an idea conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco artist’s corporative. Check out photos from National Park(ing) Day, 2008, as well as a full list of participating cities at

The annual event celebrates the importance of parks in cities and calls attention to the need for new city parks. Volunteers create a park for a day-or a few hours-by feeding the meter at a public parking spot. Then they create a temporary park and invite passerby to enjoy it.

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  1. vovo

    did you & your heed the sign and relax in the park?