UPDATED w/photos: Happy PARK(ing) Day!

18 Sep

Today is PARK(ing) Day, “an annual, one-day, global event where artists, activists, and citizens independently but simultaneously temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.”

And on my way to work I was able to snap a photo of the PARKing spot outside of Pizzaiola on Telegraph near 51st:

parking day

According to the PARK(ing) Day map, there are three other PARK(ing) spots in Oakland:

  • 1611 Telegraph (at 16th Street)
  • 444 17th Street (between Broadway & Franklin)
  • 421 40th Street (at Webster Street)

I’ll stop by the two downtown locations later today to snap some photos, hopefully closer up than the one above. I encourage you to get out and enjoy PARK(ing) Day today.

UPDATE: And here are the photos…

A lemonade stand on 17th Street:

parking day lemonade 1

parking day lemonade 2

A PARK(ing) spot on Telegraph in front of Van Cleef:

parking day no parking

parking day umbrella

And another bus picture, closer up, of the spot in front of Pizzaiola:

parking day pizzaiolo

3 Responses to “UPDATED w/photos: Happy PARK(ing) Day!”

  1. Californiality September 18, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

    How utterly cool! I had never heard of this. Thanks for highlighting. I love it! It’s such a totally California thing to do, and it looks fun. Oakland has its own attitude. Way cool.

    • Becks September 18, 2009 at 12:39 pm #

      While PARK(ing) day started in San Francisco, it’s now become a worldwide phenomenon and several cities in California are participating.

      • californiality September 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm #

        Thanks for educating me, and cool pics! I’ll have to study-up more on it and do a spread on it next year on my blog. My first experience will always be via Oakland, though. I’ll never forget it… *sniff*

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