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PARK(ing) Day is THIS THURSDAY - September 21, 2006!

by , 09/19/06

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image from last year’s PARK(ing) project, November 16, 2005 via www.rebargroup.org.

Surely by now you are well aware of Rebar and their fabulous project which turned an ordinary, urban, San Francisco parking space into a compact, makeshift park last year. Now, they are at it again, inspiring collective action by inviting YOU to participate in this years PARK(ing) project!! This is your last reminder to join Rebar, in conjunction with the Trust for Public Land, and show your support for public parks, pedestrian spaces, and urban art.

WHEN:
Thursday, September 21, 2006, from 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Celebration Party at 5 PM at Hotel Triton and Enoteca Viansa (see directions below)

WHERE:
Downtown San Francisco. PARK(ing) Day destinations:
Park 1: 9:30 am Mission between 5th and 6th
Park 2: 11:30 am 7th and between Mission and Market
Park 3: 1:15 pm Mission between 1st and 2nd
Park 4: 2:45 pm Howard and 2nd
Park 5: 4:30 pm Grant and Sutter in front of the Hotel Triton.

WHY:
Call attention to the need for more urban parks and public places.
Connect with ways to permanently reclaim urban space for people.
Celebrate the pleasure of parks and demonstrate improved urban human habitat.
Learn about TPL’s program to create and renovate parks for people.

PARTY:
Join REBAR at the PARK(ing) Day Party hosted by Kimpton Hotels.
The Hotel Triton is located at 342 Grant Avenue between Sutter and Bush.
Enoteca Viansa Wine Bar is located at 334 Grant St.
Celebration begins at 5 PM; a representative from the Mayor’s office is scheduled for the Viansa at 5 PM.

VISUALS:
Installation of a park in parking spaces; Passersby reacting; Meet the artists and representatives from TPL.

+ PARK(ing) day 2006
+ Rebar
+ The Trust for Public Land

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6 Comments

  1. Anna December 28, 2007 at 8:06 pm

    Who the hell is going to thank you for taking away a parking spots in San Francisco? this is so LAME.

  2. chris September 29, 2006 at 9:56 pm

    This is such a lamy way to bring attention to green design. Killing acres of sod to make a point seems so contrary to the point of the day. Just lame

  3. Doublejack September 26, 2006 at 12:26 am

    Yeah, stupid…like a fox! Some friends and I joined in the fun in San Francisco last week, and it was So. Much. Fun. People loved it. Here’s a short timelapse movie I made of our Park(ing) space.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D6iqmZDLdM

  4. Rosheen Styczinski September 25, 2006 at 4:34 pm

    I just wanted to clarify that the Milwaukee project was done by a landscape architect and was promoted as a statement on the need to preserve parks and open space. Milwaukee is currently slashing parks budgets. The Artwalk was a venue to feature the PARK(ing) installation and “They got it!!)

  5. matt September 25, 2006 at 6:05 am

    This is so stupid.

    No wonder its so hard to get taken seriously with these dumb stunts.

    The rest of us can’t do constructive things when the artists are cashing in for face time.

    Just stupid.

  6. Rosheen Styczinski September 20, 2006 at 7:29 pm

    Milwaukee joins the PARK(ing) movement. On September 23, 2006, we will be installing our park as a temporary art during the Westside Artwalk. A recent article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel promoted the event. Thanks Rebar for the great idea.

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