Will You Celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2010?

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September 17 marks the sixth annual PARK(ing) Day, when people around the globe reclaim metered parking spaces as public spaces.

According to, the “project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco.” Since then, PARK(ing) Day has been observed on the third Friday of every September in countries around the world.

PARK(ing) Day's mission is “to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat.”

For photos of PARKs set up around the world, check out PARK(ing) Day on Flickr.
To learn more about the legality of making your own PARK, read these FAQs.

–Erin Beresini

Photo courtesy of Rebar

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