Park(ing) Day is tomorrow!
September 18, 2008
Take back the asphalt with National Park(ing) Day tomorrow, a nationwide celebration of (and demonstration for) city parks. Founded by the Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit organization, Park(ing) Day aims to “promote the need for more parks by creating temporary public parks in public parking spaces.”
It’s true! You can do it in Seattle; check out the areas already slated for parkifying. Or, visit your nearest “park” for a picnic, a game of frisbee, or just some old-fashioned conversation. Not in Seattle? Park(ing) Day is happening all over. So park the car, then park yourself. (And don’t forget to say Yar! simultaneously — tomorrow is also International Talk Like a Pirate Day!)
Photo of Park(ing) Day 2007 outside the Nomad Cafe, Oakland, California. Courtesy of Justin the (Park(ing)) Man.