Filed under: environmental issues, san francisco | Tags: park, PARK(ing) Day 2008, parking spot, Rebar, san francisco
At the last minute, I decided to throw together a Parking day group at work. For those of you that don’t know, PARK(ing) Day was started by a San Francisco group called Rebar. They’re a group of artists, designers, and activists and they came up with the idea back in 2005. They picked a specific spot in downtown SF that’s under served by public open space and they set up an “intervention”. They fed the meter and set up a small park. The installation garnered a lot of press and quickly turned into a global movement. Since then, more people have joined the efforts each year in cities around the world. Everyone’s invited to join in and create your own park wherever you see the need. This year’s PARK(ing) Day is on Friday, Sept. 19th. The website has a very helpful manual describing exactly how to set everything up and join in the fun. I’ll upload pictures from our park next week. We’ll be at Folsom & Spear if you feel like joining us!
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