Park(ing) Day Comes to DC

PARK(ing) Day by Laughing Squid

It’s amazing when you stop and think about how much of our cities are dedicated to cars. What was once fertile green land is now sealed in pavement, concrete, and pollution. Well on September 18, we have a chance to claim a little bit of that space back with Park(ing) Day DC. The idea is to take over a parking space (or two or three) for the day and turn it into a park. Get it? Park(ing) Day? Check out this video to see what people have done in past years in NYC.

I think this is an awesome idea and can’t wait to see what people do in DC. What a great way to combine artistic creativity with environmental awareness. If you have ideas, want to volunteer, or even want to sponsor a space, be sure to sign up and get involved on their website. Oh, and be sure to take photos on the 18th and submit them to our Flickr pool!

Hailing from the Mile High City, Max has also lived in Tinsel Town, the Emerald City, as well as the City of Brotherly Love. Now a District resident, he likes to write about cool photos by local photographers, the DC restaurant and bar scene, or anything else that pops into his mind.

3 thoughts on “Park(ing) Day Comes to DC

  1. This idea is laughably stupid. They hope to convince people to respect their views by screwing up parking in the city for a day and pissing people off? Genius idea!

  2. It’s only a few parking spaces around the city for one day. I don’t think it’s going to throw off the world’s equilibrium.

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