Park(ing) Day turns metered spots into temporary parks in D.C.

September 20, 2013

Some of the District’s metered parking spots got a new look on Friday, as residents, activists, artists and others transform the spaces into temporary public parks in celebration of PARK(ing) Day.

This is D.C.’s first PARK(ing) Day, and more than 20 locations are participating in the annual worldwide event, sponsored by the Trust for Public Land to raise awareness of the need for more parks and public spaces in cities.

The event began in San Francisco in 2005 and has since spread to more than 160 cities in 35 countries, according to event organizers.

The District’s Department of Transportation announced the list of mini-parks — or “parklets” — that will be open members of the public who want to hang out, socialize and learn more about the city’s sustainability efforts.

Share your “parklet” photos by tweeting @postlocal. The following locations will be “open” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to DDOT:

  • Capital Bikeshare: 700 F St. NW
  • Gensler: 2020 K St. NW
  • Landscape Architecture Foundation: 1900 M St. NW
  • National Wildlife Federation: 901 E St. NW
  • Casey Trees: 1700 K St. NW
  • Smart Growth America: 1726 M St. NW
  • DC Greenworks: 927 15th St. NW
  • OCULUS: 1440 P St. NW
  • Turkish Policy Center: 1509 Connecticut Ave. NW
  • baked & wired: 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW
  • History Matters: 1726 14th St. NW
  • Malmaison: 3401 K St. NW
  • Fleurir: 3235 P St. NW
  • Georgetown BID: 3401 K St. NW
  • Robert Bell Architects: 3214 O St. NW
  • Cycle Life USA: 3255 K St. NW
  • NoMa BID: 131 M St. NW
  • Zipcar: 2021 14th St. NW
  • BicycleSPACE: 1019 7th St. NW
  • WABA: 1792 Columbia Rd. NW
  • DC Dept. of Parks & Recreation: 1250 U St. NW
  • DC Office of Planning: 1100 4th St. SW

 


 

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