September 14, 2011
Story by David Nguyen
This Friday, parking spaces across town will transform into urban oases with the addition of turf, carpets, sofas, lamps, mini-fridges, and any number of creature comforts!
The Northwest District Association is planning a park at the intersection of NW Glisan and 21st. Their space will feature container-grown edible plants and will also serve as a donation site for non-perishable food, which will go to Northwest Portland Ministries.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source event where citizens, artists, and activists around the world collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks.
Last year's PARK(ing) Day was sponsored by The Intertwine, a broad coalition of public agencies, private businesses, and non-profits working to celebrate, protect, and improve our regional network or outdoor places and trails.
PARK(ing) Day calls attention to the need for more urban open space in the effort to build livable, beautiful cities worldwide.
Visit www.parkingday.org for a worldwide map of participating locations.
"PARK(ing) Day will help us re-imagine public space" - Bike Portland on PARK(ing) Day 2010
Photo: We borrowed this photo from ridelust.com. Thank you!