Today in Seattle, S.F., and other major cities, activists are taking over one or several parking spaces and turning them into parks!
PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that invites city dwellers to transform metered parking spots into parks for the day. PARK(ing) Day in Seattle happens to fall on the first day of the [Seattle Design] Festival.
We’ll be partnering with the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) at their impromptu “park.” Drop by and join us in a Festival photo/design activity open to everyone.
SAM will also be offering an all-ages, hands-on artmaking activity; an artist-designed Cornhole game (bean bag toss); and a noon concert by James Whetzel, classically trained on the sarod and tabla.
More via the Seattle Design Festival, which is going on from the 16th until the 25th! The festival is also pretty relevant since its goal is to explore our environments, how we use them, and how to make them better.
I was able to go see the Seattle exhibit last year, but unfortunately am parked at work today, so go see it and report back. Last year they had lots of games and give aways, and maps featuring the many parks that are scattered around the Seattle metro area.
Check out some of the other Park(ing) Day Related articles:
- Park(ing) Day is tomorrow (chicagoreader.com)
- LA celebrates Park(ing) Day with mini parks (abclocal.go.com)
- Park(ing) Day 2011 (laughingsquid.com)
- Midday Muse: Park(ing) Day (casasugar.com)
- Park(ing) Day 2011: Find Your Favorite Park(ing) Spot (streetsblog.org)
- PARK(ing) Day Vancouver! (yuriartibise.com)
- September 16 and 17 – Park(ing) Day (tebiki.be)