Cool Idea: Park(ing) Day


When I lived in a third-story apartment, I really longed for more green space, and would have definitely taken advantage of Park(ing) Day, which just finished its second annual event this past Friday. Park(ing) Day is an event where businesses, government offices, and volunteers in several corners of the world take the time to construct parks in parking spaces. In San Francisco alone, over 55 parking spaces were occupied, including this pedal-powered park, constructed and operated by Oakland, California, collective Rebar, which started the whole phenomenon a year ago, with help from the Trust for Public Land.


To find out if your city participated in Park(ing) Day, just read more

Participating cities included:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Austin, Texas
  • Berkeley, California
  • Bend, Oregon
  • Boone, North Carolina
  • Boston, Massachusettsli>
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • and many, many more.

    What do you think? Cool concept or driving nuisance? Would you rather have fewer parking spaces and more parks?

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