Transforming the urban landscape at PARK(ing) DayNing Network Spotlight
PARK(ing) Day is a one day collaboration between artists, activits and citizens to “transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks.” Participants pay the meter of a parking space, then turn that space into a temporary public park. Begun in 2005 by San Francisco art and design studio Rebar, PARK(ing) Day aims to draw attention to the need for more urban open space. The PARK(ing) Day social network brings together people interested in participating in the event.
A slideshow of photos from past PARK(ing) Day events is posted front and center on the main page, helping visitors and new members quickly get a sense of what the event and social network are all about. On the social network, members join groups based on their location to organize their temporary parks. PARK(ing) Day falls on Friday, September 18th, so members are taking advantage of the resources posted on the social network to plan their parks.