Break out the quarters and roll out the green carpet because it's Park(ing) Day - and parking spots around the world are sprouting into pop-up public parks! What began as a spontaneous experiment has grown into an international celebration of public space, and our team of writers is hitting the streets to bring you the best Park(ing) Day installations from coast to coast and beyond. Read for a peek at this year's pop-up parks from New York City to Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco and be sure to check back - we'll be updating our post throughout the day!
Park(ing) Day began in San Francisco in 2005 when Rebar Studio converted a single parking space into a pop-up park. The idea is that as long as you feed the meter, the space is yours to use as you please. Since then the event has gained momentum and spread around the world – and today marks the 7th anniversary of the event.
Stay tuned as we bring you our favorite pop-up parks from 2012 – and if you’d like to share photos of a Park(ing) Day installation near you, simply send an email with a short description to editor [at] inhabitat.com!