Park(ing) Day pops up all over Philadelphia [photos]

    Parking spaces throughout Philadelpia got a makeover as part of the annual Park(ing) Day event.

    Park(ing) Day celebrates parks and other public spaces in cities across the country, and seeks to raise awareness of the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in our urban areas.

    Park(ing) Day was founded by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, in 2005 to raise awareness for the need for green spaces in urban environments. Philadelphia celebrated Park(ing) Day for the first time in 2008 with over 25 installations for relaxing, cycling, creating art, education, and socializing.

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