Bring Park(ing) Day to Your Favorite Neighborhood Café!

BY LIZA PRATT
September 2, 2010

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SPUR's Park(ing) Day 2009 installation [Photo Credit: Colleen McHugh]

Park(ing) Day 2010 is just two weeks away. First celebrated in San Francisco in 2005, PARK(ing) Day has since become a global phenomenon. The annual event celebrates public space and street life by temporarily transforming parking spaces into public parks (or performance spaces, reading lounges—whatever you like!). It is also a great opportunity to test what a parklet on your street can do for your neighborhood or business.

Wish there was more outdoor seating in front of your favorite cafe?
Is there a place in your neighborhood you'd love to see a parklet?

Help spread the word about parklets by printing the Great Streets Project's easy How To Guide and encouraging your favorite business or institution to participate in Park(ing) Day.

Click here to watch Streetfilms' video from Park(ing) Day 2008 in New York City.