PARK(ing) Day events are underway in Germantown

A three-block section of West Chelten Avenue in Germantown is temporarily offering six fewer parking spots as the neighborhood’s first-ever celebration of PARK(ing) Day got underway Friday morning.

Outside the First Presbyterian Church, trees and tables near the curb are urging passersby to investigate the city’s recycling and anti-litter efforts.

One block west, the Germantown Artists Roundtable (along with a food truck) have brought the arts to the avenue.

And, along the Chelten Avenue side of Chelten Plaza, the Germantown United Community Development Corp. has a few spots occupied to engage residents about what they love most in the neighborhood.

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The annual, international one-day event which overtakes metered parking spaces for day-long “open-sourced” makeovers was launched in San Francisco seven years ago.

Last year, according to the PARK(ing) Day website, 975 mini-parks were created in 162 cities, encompassing 35 countries on six continents.

NewsWorks will have a full story on the event for Monday (but we wanted you to see a few pictures before then).

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