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

Posted By NK On September 19, 2006 @ 10:07 pm In Announcements,Art,San Francisco | 6 Comments

Inhabitat, PARK(ing), Rebar, San Francisco Parking [1]
image from last year’s PARK(ing) project, November 16, 2005 via www.rebargroup.org [2].

Surely by now you are well aware of Rebar [3] and their fabulous project [4] 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 [5] to join Rebar, in conjunction with the Trust for Public Land [6], 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 [7]
+ Rebar [3]
+ The Trust for Public Land [6]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/09/19/parking-day-is-this-thursday-september-21-2006/

[2] www.rebargroup.org: http://www.rebargroup.org/projects/parking/index.html

[3] Rebar: http://www.rebargroup.org/

[4] fabulous project: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/01/19/how-to-turn-a-parking-space-into-a-park/

[5] reminder: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/08/26/parking-day-call-to-action/

[6] Trust for Public Land: http://www.tpl.org/

[7] PARK(ing) day 2006: http://www.rebargroup.org/projects/parkingday/index.html#

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