PARK(ing) Day 2010

Did you know that today, Friday September 17 2010, is PARK(ing) Day? “What on earth is PARK(ing) Day?” I hear you ask. Well it’s an annual event designed to inspire and encourage “city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good.” Established in 2005 by San Francisco art and design studio Rebar, the 2009 event involved 700 makeshift parks in 140 cities across 21 countries in six continents. Very impressive, you must admit.

So what are you waiting for? Pack a picnic, repave the urban asphalt with fake grass, artfully arrange some pot plants, settle down with some fine company and flip the bird to passing motorists looking for a parking spot in your own purpose built public space.

Discover more on the official site. Quick sticks, you don’t have much time.

All images sourced from the PARK(ing) Day flickr pool.


September 17, 2010