PARK(ing) day

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PARK(ing), November 2005, SF, Canon Digital Rebel

Remember that really amazing park that my husband Matt and collaborators at Rebar made in a parking space? Well, since then there have been PARK(ings) created around the world. From Sicily to Glasgow, people are raising awareness about public green space in our cities.

Now it’s time for YOU to transform a metered parking space into a park too. Parking Day is September 21st, 2006! Imagine… a series of PARK(ing) installations sprinkled throughout downtown San Francisco… or one in your hometown! Please go to the Rebar website for more information.

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16 Comments

  1. S

    Wow. That sounds like something interesting I’ll have to check out.
    (first comment?)

  2. Jennifer

    I remember that from last year, and I remember thinking how clever it was….

  3. Meg

    ohhhhh I’m so excited. I love this project! Might be time for another donation 😉
    I wish I had time to do one in NYC, but I really really don’t!

  4. amanda

    awesome! And it is my wedding anniversary, too.

  5. Meg

    ohhhhh I’m so excited. I love this project! Might be time for another donation 😉
    I wish I had time to do one in NYC, but I really really don’t!

  6. sally

    This idea is FANTASTIC!!-
    I would love to see it done in my neck of the woods..
    Wouldn’t it be great to see these become permanent little parks-
    I just love the idea of even teeny spaces in the urban scape, where feet can touch grass- mmmmn..
    Ummn 21st of september is also international peace day I think..

  7. Shelley Noble

    Congratulations to the whole Rebar group. Making a difference in a beautiful way.

  8. m

    thats great! I live in the next city to Glasgow and it does have lovely parks but its very car orientated.

  9. Victoria E

    It would be quite rockin to see a number of those around SF!

  10. Caroline

    This is great! I would love to see something like this in Toronto or Vancouver. I can’t wait to see what people come up with — small spaces are exciting. There is a guy on Salt Spring Island who makes beautiful, little, ornate doors (1 ft) and nails them on old growth trees — home for an elf or wood nymph!
    Way to go Rebar! We need as many reminders as we can get, especially in the big city, that we need to conserve/protect/create green spaces.
    C

  11. mikaela

    Your kid? Is going to have like, the coolest parents on the block 😀

  12. Mia

    Sounds great. I remember when you guys did this and I thought it was awesome.
    Mia

  13. londonbaby

    awesome! i’ll be bringing some green to london. might even improvise a pond with a paddly pool…

  14. fern

    I don’t know why, but this made me think of you…an “art magazine” in a gum ball machine…
    http://mattleclair.org/blog/?p=55

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  16. hannah

    I got a postcard from a local (Cleveland) gallery today and they were talking about the PARK(ing) project- I showed it to my husband and said “I already know about this!” Great project! There will be three spaces in Cleveland in September, hope to see them.
    LOVE your site by the way, I love to visit for photos, advice, and links to great artwork. Thanks for the inspiration in so many ways. 🙂

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