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It’s PARK(ing) Day!

People and Poultry on 5th Avenue

Today is worldwide PARK(ing) Day, an annual event to celebrate public parks and highlight the need for more urban green space.  Throughout the city more than 70 on-street parking spaces have been transformed into mini-parks for the day.  These parks are supporting a wide variety of activities that vary from urban agriculture to golf.  Many local media outlets have documented PARK(ing) Day.  Find more coverage here, herehere, and here.  Below are a few scenes from downtown Seattle:

City of Seattle at 5th and Columbia

Celebrating Urban Agriculture

The Trust for Public Land and SAM Park

Golf on University Street

Feet First, Streets for All Seattle, and The People’s Parking Lot are hosting a PARK(ing) Day After-Party at 500 East Pine Street on Capitol Hill.  The party will take place at “Central Park”—a large cluster of temporary parks in an empty private lot.  The party will begin at 5:00 p.m. with an award ceremony for the best parks in the city held at 6:00 p.m.  Live music and entertainment will continue until 10:00 p.m.  

Happy PARK(ing) Day!