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Park(ing) Day 2011: Pop-Up Parks Spring Up Around the World - Exclusive Photos!
by Mike Chino, 09/17/11
Happy Park(ing) day everyone! Today marks the 6th anniversary of this fantastic celebration of public space, and impromptu public parks are popping up in parking spaces across the states and around the world! If you haven't had a chance to step outside and check out the newly sprouted patches of green in your neighborhood, fear not - Team Inhabitat is out hitting the streets to bring you the most incredible parks from San Francisco, to New York City, Chicago, and beyond. Hit the jump to see our favorite parks so far, and be sure to check back soon as we'll be updating our post throughout the day!
The Park(ing) Day project began in San Francisco in 2005 when art and design studio Rebar converted one parking space into a temporary public park. Since then the event has grown into an international phenomenon with participants in countries around the world. We love how this clever event challenges the concept of public space and reclaims lots reserved for parked cars in favor of parks that foster community – check out our gallery to see how people are celebrating Park(ing) day in a city near you!
If you’d like to share photos of a Park(ing) Day installation you spotted in your neighborhood then send an email to editor [at] inhabitat.com and let us know where it is and who created it.
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