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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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  • nico morris

    WOW:
    I liike this Idea like RECLAIMING THE COMMONS in Seattle and Portland (Look it up) CITY REPAIR... you could get old vans and cars from junked out old lots(Like we have where I live)and transform them into portable living gardens that could be rolled to different locations, or taken in for harvest of say squash which can be heavy to haul.
    It is possible to just DRILL THROUGH asphalt and get access to local aquifers or create an aquifer, plant in rings of compost above gravel aquifer and plants thrive.
    surround gardens beds with earthbags instead of wood.!!

    • 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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        • Alexandria Jarvis

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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.