Park(ing) Day T-Shirt Design Contest Deadline

"Design a T-Shirt for Park(ing) Day and you could win $1,000. Contest ends June 29, 2009. Full contest details here. "PARK(ing) Day" is an annual event where citizens transform metered parking spaces into temporary parks and other types of social places – from parking spaces to people places! What began as an experiment in San Franciso in reclaiming and remixing public space has grown into a global phenomenon: PARK(ing) Day 2009 will be on Friday, September 18."

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Why is There a Picnic in My Parking Spot?

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Park(ing) in Park Slope, Brooklyn, May 6, 2006. The sign says, "Public space reclamation in progress." Today is International Park(ing) Day, the day when urban dwellers all around the world reclaim on-street parking spaces for purposes more creative and life-affirming than private motor vehicle storage. If you found a bunch of kids playing in an […]

More Park(ing) Day: San Fran Rolls Out the Parkcycle

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  I was pretty sure that New York City had San Francisco beat for this year’s Park(ing) Day, what, with the children’s reading hour and the on-street gymnasium in Brooklyn; Staten Island and Queens getting in on the act; and German tourists frolicking on the sod in front of the MoMA (all captured by StreetFilms, […]

PARK(ing) and Parklet Day: Reclaiming the Curb for People

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Tomorrow, at locations all over the Bay Area, people will reclaim the curb for PARK(ing) Day and re-imagine slices of the urban landscape usually reserved for automobile parking. It will also mark a milestone for San Francisco’s groundbreaking Pavement to Parks program, as the interagency effort to transform parking spaces into parklets shifts focus to […]

Park(ing) Day is Coming

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Depressed about the direction Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan is heading? Cheer yourself up by starting to plan for Park(ing) Day 2007. Friday, September 21 is the day when urban dwellers the world over pop quarters into parking meters and take over on-street spaces, temporarily transforming them into miniature parks, playgrounds, cafés and community spaces. […]