Many of you know that my super creative husband Matt (and his group Rebar) are the masterminds behind an international event called Park(ing) Day. Basically, on the same day all over the world, artists, activists and citizens transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing) spaces: temporary public parks. All sorts of wonderful shenanigans crop up in them: lemonade stands, free bicycle repair stations, libraries, etc. It is a really fun day!
The original Park(ing) day in 2005, involved Rebar doing a guerilla art project of feeding a parking meter in downtown San Francisco, laying down a bed of sod, a park bench, and a tree in it. We watched as people interacted with this tiny little park and photographed the heck out of it. Well, as many good things have, this idea went viral and now every year, people all over the world are doing it on the same day.
You can too! or you can visit the parks in your own city on September 18th. Be sure to get your Park(ing) Day t-shirt and celebrate with all of us on the 18th. (This year’s shirt was beautifully designed by Maki Kawaguchi) In the meantime, leave a comment to be in the running for a free t-shirt! I love mine.
- You have until 9PM PST on Wednesday, September 2nd to enter this giveaway.
- Just make a comment ON THIS POST to enter.
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