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San Francisco, California – Hosted by Yoga Garden SF and Repose Coffee on Divisadero Street, the “Come Play in the Garden” Park(ing) Day pop up offered free yoga classes, coffee, and music.

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Vienna, Austria – For the past four years Vienna’s Hinterland Gallery has set up a Krongarden park in Krongasse. The park is a non-commercial public space where people meet, communicate, and enjoy summer weather, ice cream, music and food. This year’s Krongarden was designed by the artist Andreas Strauss.

Gudrun Wallenböck writes: “The garden was once again used as a meeting point, a place of communication, participation, art and nature. An unknown oasis in the middle of the city. A place where everyone can relax, think about our relation to nature and city, to parking space and a space of relaxation. A new way of thinking and enjoying our lives.”

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Palm Beach, Queensland, Australia – Gerard McCormick of Cardno teamed up with Tim from Lakeside Supermarket and Judy and Mark of Lakeside Bakery to plop town a placid patch of grass for Park(ing) Day at Palm Beach in Queensland, Australia. Gerard says they set up the park “Because we love Palmy and need better traffic calming outside the shops. This worked because the rubberneckers had to slow down to look.”

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Baltimore, Maryland – For the third year in Baltimore, a group of design firms, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and city agencies took Park(ing) Day to new heights by co-locating 20+ spaces near the corner of Morton and W. Chase Streets in Mount Vernon, surrounding the Baltimore Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIABaltimore) and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.

Above, students from the Morgan State School of Architecture and Planning and the Baltimore Design School teamed up to create a bamboo structure with seating.

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Baltimore, Maryland – Living Classrooms brought the urban wilderness of Masonville Cove to Baltimore.

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Baltimore, Maryland – The Emerging Professionals Committee of the American Institute of Architects Baltimore Chapter teamed up with a local animal rescue to create a pen with puppies for adoption.

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Hamilton, Bermuda – Bermuda Seed Savers are giving away free seeds at their Park(ing) Day park in Bermuda. Frances Eddy is manning this park and she’s a legendary bio intensive farmer on the island. It’s been a beautiful day and a great turn out on Reid Street in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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