PARK(ing) Day 2009 is Friday, September 18, in Boston and all over the world!
PARK(ing) Day is an opportunity to re-imagine urban space and how we use it. For one day, hundreds of ordinary, metered parking spaces across the globe will be transformed into green, public parks.
There is planned location on the north side of Newbury Street at the corner of Hereford, directly across from the BAC. If you would like to help plan the park's design or have ideas/questions please contact M.Arch. student Seth Peichert.
Other Boston PARK(ing) Day parks will be on Commonwealth Avenue at Boston University, in Allston at the intersection of Brighton Ave. and Harvard Ave. Cambridge will host two parks, one in Harvard Square and one in Porter Square.
Drop by any or all of these parks to celebrate another view of urban space. Have lunch, wiggle your toes in the grass, play board games, and enjoy your neighborhood!
Originally created by Rebar, San Francisco art and design collective, PARK(ing) Day is an annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.
For more information, check out my.parkingday.org and this video of last year's (very first) Boston Park(ing) Day.