Park(ing) Day Returns: Friday, September 18

Park(ing) Day, a national event to raise awareness of the need for green spaces in urban areas, is returning to Philadelphia on September 18.  Park(ing) Day originated in San Francisco in 2005 by the art collective Rebar. The Trust for Public Land became involved with the project in 2006, and helped to make it a national celebration. Last year Park(ing) day was introduced to Philadelphia with over thirty groups of activists, artists, architects, and other citizens transforming parking spaces into temporary public parks throughout the city.  The event was a huge success, with parks located everywhere from Old City to University City, and from Roxborough to Temple University.  Here’s to another successful event in 2009.
Contact Pamela H. Zimmerman at parkingdayphila@gmail.com if you would like to get involved. 

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