To Do Tomorrow: PARK(ing) Day


PARK(ing) Day 2006, Manchester, U.K.

Get ready to get your sod on for PARK(ing) Day, Friday, Sept. 21 (that's tomorrow!), an event that first began when Rebar, a San Francisco collective, transformed a metered parking spot into a park almost two years ago. The impetus: More than 70 percent of most cities' outdoor space is dedicated to automobiles, but only a fraction of that land is available as open space for people.

To discover what public art projects and street interventions are going on in your neck of the woods, visit the Web sites of PARK(ing) Day and The Trust for Public Land.

Find out how to reclaim your own section of public space and turn it into a beautiful, temporary park by reading the official how-to manual. We're particularly excited about the unveiling of the first human-powered mobile park: the PARKcycle (see below). Yeah, we're dorks like that. ::PARK(ing) Day

See also: ::PARK(ing) Day Becomes an International Movement

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