Gallery: Park(ing) Day 2008

 

Park(ing) Spot Picnic at the Curiosity Shoppe.

Yesterday was Park(ing) Day, an all-day long event that converted paved parking places across the US into verdant refuges. Since its inception in 2005, the concept mavens at ReBar have watched their Park(ing) baby evolve from a simple green two-hour takeover of a metered parking spot to an international network of wild streetside hangouts– a kind of Burning Man for sustainable urban spaces, if you will. Though much of the prep activity for Park(ing) Day 2008 involves group pickups of rolls of grass, the event has come to exhibit more than sod blanketed over hardscape, and this year participants rolled out new and unusual uses for the pavement.

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