park(ing) day.

September 21, 2009
while not generally thought of as very hospitable spaces for your average biped, parking spaces in cities across america were transformed on friday to become mini public spaces for something other than four-wheeled wonders. park(ing) day encourages folks to transform metered spaces into their very own public parks. so people rolled at the sod, cranked up the tunes, dropped a few quarters into the meter and had themselves a lovely day in the park(ing) spot. for more photos, check out inhabitat’s coverage of the festivities and go the official website. i’m thinking i’ll roll out my own picnic blanket next year!
photos via inhabitat

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  • Reply Julia (Color Me Green) September 21, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    they do this in nyc too, i think it's so cool but why does it have to be on a friday when i (and most people!!) are working!?

  • Reply denise September 21, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I think it is the greatest idea! I saw many parks here in San Francisco on park(ing) day. Good fun!

  • Reply Liz September 21, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    wow, I've never heard of this before! What an awesome and creative idea! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply The Yellow Door Paperie September 21, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    This is awesome!

  • Reply our little love nest September 21, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    What a perfect idea! I love it and the great photos! xoxo

  • Reply Stacey September 21, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    That is so cute, would love to have seen some of those in person!

  • Reply knack September 22, 2009 at 1:15 am

    what a very fun and cool idea! I think you should do your picnic next year! 🙂

    happiness to you friend! xo

  • Reply Melita September 22, 2009 at 3:00 am

    i love this!

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