Two years ago San Francisco artists put two hours worth of money in the meter and set up an instant park. It got a lot of coverage; last year they occupied Mayor Newsom's spot and activists in other cities joined in; I like London's the ping pong Park, shown above . Now it is beyond an artistic intervention; it has turned into a movement and a holiday, September 21. This year the Trust for Public Land has organized parks in 12 American cities, and worldwide, Paris, Toronto, Barcelona, Munich, Valencia (Spain), Melbourne are participating. The mission:
From art to an international movement in just two years; Congratulations to REBAR for inventing ::PARK(ing) Day
To rethink the way streets are used, call attention to the need for urban parks, and improve the quality of urban human habitat....at least until the meter runs out!