Gallery: Park(ing) Day 2011: Pop-Up Parks Spring Up Around the World – ...

Chicago - Some of the plants int Architecture for Humanity's parking space looked like standard houseplants; others, they told us, were simply weeds that they picked from a nearby alley.

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] and let us know where it is and who created it.

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