More than 20 temporary parks were set up Friday in metered parking spaces around the District during its first Park(ing) Day. The event began in San Francisco in 2005 and has spread to more than 160 cities in 35 countries, according to event organizers.
Sept. 20, 2013People sit in a temporary park established in a metered public parking area at 1250 P St. NW during the District’s first Park(ing) Day event. The idea of temporarily converting parking space into parks for people to enjoy began in San Francisco in 2005 and has since spread to more than 160 cities in 35 countries, according to event organizers. Melina Mara/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.