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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/20/2012

A day for on-street “parking”

Tomorrow is Park(ing) Day, where civic leaders and everyday people turn on-street parking spaces into temporary public parks to demonstrate the different ways we can use our public space. In our region, there will be parks tomorrow at the Wilson Building and Metro Center, and in Rosslyn.

Along Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the Wilson Building (between 14th and 13½ Street), Council member Tommy Wells, chairman of the Committee on Libraries, Parks, Recreation, and Planning, is organizing a park in four council member-dedicated parking spaces, including those from Chairman Phil Mendelson and Council members Mary Cheh (Ward 3) and Kenyan McDuffie (Ward 5).

The park will run from 9 a.m. to at least 3 p.m. It will include a parklet with picnic tables, couches and library books, and a few organized fitness activities. Wells and his staff plan an organized library story time at 11, a cookout from 11:30 to 1, and music and fitness activities after 1:30. Washington Parks and People is providing the park equipment.

[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]

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