The Rebar Group, who you’ll doubtless remember from their PARK(ing) project, is proving that inspired action can be contagious. The collective of San Francisco greenthumb-artist-activists rolled out sod in a metered parking space last year and set off a viral wave of enthusiasm for disruptive urban art. Now they’re taking to the streets again, and this time, they want you to join them!

September 21, 2006 is PARK(ing) DAY!. If you live in San Francisco, go scope out your favorite parking space and get greening! If you don’t live in SF, you can play anyway. This year: the Bay, next year: the world!

From the Rebar Crew:

The challenge is up to you. REBAR, with support from The Trust for Public Land (TPL) wants you, the most creative minds in San Francisco, to create the most innovative PARK in a parking spot.

Please join us as we transform parking spots into PARK(ing) spaces: temporary public parks in areas that need open space – enlivening the streets and improving the quality of urban human habitat.

REBAR is seeking volunteers to help us a carry out a series of PARK(ing) installations throughout the city of San Francisco.


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  1. charlie milgrim September 8, 2006 at 6:09 am

    My architect friend Isabelle and I would love to do an installation- we will scope out a parking site. Is late in the afternoon ok? Also check out Z national Forest google Wayne Zebzda-a pioneer in SF urban gorilla park projects -1982 vintage or so,—Charlie

  2. Hendersonville North Ca... August 28, 2006 at 6:55 am

    […] PARK(ing) DAY: CALL TO ACTION!The Rebar Group, who youll doubtless remember from their PARK(ing) project, is proving that inspired action can be contagious. The collective of San… […]

  3. Andreas Paulsen August 27, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    Yes, San Francisco, again. It’s just amazing what comes out of America’s “Paris”. It just goes to prove what climate, diversity of culture and people can/will think and do. Love it.

  4. Escape August 26, 2006 at 10:16 pm

    Awsome idea.. hey where in SF is it? (area wise) me and a couple of my friends might go up and put down a small park or take a look around…

  5. JS August 26, 2006 at 7:58 pm

    Now this is art with integrity!! Awesome idea (the parking into green space idea).

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