Philly gets 48 temporary parks on Park(ing) Day

    If you think Philly is short on parks and creativity, then you might want to check out . . . just about everywhere.

    Today is annual Park(ing) Day, an international event. Two dozen new parks in Center City neighborhoods and beyond cropped up this morning and will be gone by the end of the work day.

    What started in San Francisco came to Philly in 2008, and every year since then, people have been turning metered parking spots into parklets to bring a little more green to the streets.

    Organizations and neighborhood groups all over the city are participating, and in Germantown, six spaces will become tiny parks – each serving their own purpose – for the day.

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