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Park(ing) Day: Visit a parking spot that's been transformed into a public park

Doris Yee

PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Happening on September 21st, 2012...find a nearby location to enjoy a lunchbreak out in the sun at a participating hub. Check out our post from 2010: http://www.good.is/posts/photos-from-around-the-world-on-park-ing-day-2010

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    • Jeff Nelder

      Oh man, what a day to be working outside the city of SF! Traditionally there are also many amazing spots on Howard SOM, as well as on 2nd moving towards the ballpark.

  • Sarah Morse

    If you're in the DC area, check out the parking spot at the corner of N. Lynn Street & Wilson Blvd in Rosslyn, Arlington, VA - just outside the district. I'll be there representing my organization, A-SPAN (www.a-span.org), because we're fortunate enough to be getting donations from this installation. The giant shopping cart at this corner doubles as a work of art for Park(ing) Day 2012 AND a receptacle for used clothing which A-SPAN will distribute to our neighbors who are facing homelessness. Come check it out!

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    • Doris Yee

      Exciting. Will you make sure to tweet @GOOD with photos of this? It sounds so damn awesome.

  • Doris Yee

    If you're in the Los Angeles area, visit our "GOOD Park" on Wilshire, a half-block west of S. La Jolla. Some of us will be there between 12-2:00pm having lunch. Bike or bus it - I'd love to see everyone. If you'd like to expand our park, feel free to bring more green items to do a takeover of neighboring meters.

  • Jeff Conrad

    Love this. Count me in!

  • Max Schorr

    Will be in the Bay Area on Friday. Anyone have any recommended stops up there for Parking Day?

    • Doris Yee

      I love the additional "And Friends" sign - I might just have to rip this one off.

  • GOOD HQ

    PARK(ing) Day is right around the corner, and GOOD HQ wants to share how your celebrate the day with the rest of the GOOD Community. Tweet @GOOD photos and post your pictures to our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/goodhq. Make sure to include #parkingday. Excited to see what you send in.

  • Hillary Newman

    Hey all! GOOD HQ wants to share your PARK(ing) Day with the rest of the GOOD community. Tweet us (@GOOD) or post pictures to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/GOODHQ) from your PARK(ing) Day. Excited to see what you send us!

  • Carolyn Sams

    Should GOOD host one?! If anything, can we lug our large letters down to the street?

    • Doris Yee

      Art in the "park". Remind me to bring sidewalk chalk.

    • Doris Yee

      How late is too late to hijack a meter? This would be a great location for a Friday all-hands...

      • Max Schorr

        No not too late. GOOD should absolutely do a spot on Friday. I'll be up in the Bay Area, but not too late, and makes sense...

        • Doris Yee

          It's in the works. We already scoped out the area we're hijacking - it provides shade, sunlight, and quick access from our office (with neighboring bikeracks). Do you have any plants you'd like to contribute (or perhaps a bench)? I might be making some DIY ones...

          • Max Schorr

            aghghgh - so amazing - I think when you scope out the location with a picture, you should post as a Do, and tag it Los Angeles. Will think of what I might be able to contribute, but I'm headed to SF tomorrow morning...

            • Doris Yee

              Well, if you see anything lying around (i.e. chair, plant) - I can pick it up tomorrow evening or Friday morning. Hope you find a "park" in San Francisco.