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Park(ing) Day San Antonio

Posted by on 9/19/13 at 01:42pm

Tomorrow, September 20, is Park(ing) Day 2013!

Park(ing) Day is an annual open-source event in which ordinary citizens transform single parking spaces into urban parks for a day. The activity is designed to call attention to the need for more urban open space, and to generate debate about how public space is allocated, managed, and used. The first park(ing) park was created in 2005 by the San Francisco design firm Rebar (led in part by my talented former classmates from UC Berkeley, Blaine Merker and John Bela). The movement has spread rapidly, and you can now find these temporary urban oases in cities around the globe.

San Antonio will be celebrating by transforming metered parking spaces along Main St between Houston and Pecan in the morning. A panel of judges will select the three best park(ing) parks, which will receive prizes at 1pm in the Little Patch Garden at Pecan and Main. The event is free and open to the public, so come join in the effort to improve the quality of your downtown street tomorrow !