Keep your eyes open today for impromptu public parks popping up in parking spots around the world as hundreds of peeps take part in PARK(ing) Day! Wow, that was a tongue-twister if we ever heard one. This annual event, started by San Francisco art collective REBAR, is meant to encourage creativity, civic engagement, and interaction and is open to anyone who wants to set up their own park. The Inhabitat Team will be out and about in San Francisco and New York today checking out these pop-up parks and joining in on the fray. We can’t wait to see barbecues, bands, and people hanging out and enjoying the last of the summer sun out on the streets. In case you’re just coming in on this, there’s still time. Learn how to set up on your Park at a metered parking spot at ParkingDay.org or find a park near you!

+ PARK(ing) Day 2009

+ PARK(ing) Day 2008