Friday, September 19, 2008

National Park(ing) Day!

A parking space is occupied by a small impromptu park.

Happy National Park(ing) Day!

What's National Park(ing) Day you ask?

National Park(ing) Day is an opportunity to celebrate parks in cities and to promote the need for more parks and for more open spaces by creating temporary public parks in public parking spaces. National Park(ing) Day is sponsored by The Trust for Public Land, a national conservation nonprofit, and based on an idea conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco art collective.

In 2007, National Park(ing) Day spawned more than 200 new parks in more than fifty cities nationwide. So if you see a weird little patch of grass and a park bench in your favorite parking spot, take a load off and enjoy that tiny bit of nature in the urban jungle. To read more, click here.

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