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.
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).