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PARK(ing) Day 2011

An annual one-day event where metered parking spots are turned into grassy city parks | Friday, Sept. 16
By - posted 9/13/2011

PARK(ing) Day 2011An annual, worldwide event that inspires city dwellers everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good, Rebar’s PARK(ing) Day is coming back to the city for 2011 on Friday, September 16.

These city-wide mini-parks can be used as performance spaces, reading lounges or just resting places by passerbys, and is a lovely way to create your own little sanctuary in the midst of San Francisco’s busy city streets.

2011 PARK(ing) Day Events
Friday, September 16, 2011
Map of “Parks”

There are events all over San Francisco and the Bay Area, but here’s some highlights for this year’s event.

PARK(ing) Day 2011SPUR Park(ing) Day
One of the groups that has been participating in Park(ing) Day the longest, stop by the Urban Center between noon and 2 p.m. to food and experience El Puesto, an ongoing, traveling food installation.
654 Mission St., SF

Blow-Up Car Parking
An inflatable installation and gathering space in two sunny parallel spots on Second Street in SOMA.

SF State Park(ing) Day
Join SF State for their 3rd on-campus Park(ing) Day 2011 celebration, with 5 park locations around campus.

Urban Earth
Pick up some free compost, learn about the Seed Lending Library and practice sowing seeds that will be used in the Free Farm and other urban farm and garden projects. Just BYOB (bring your own bag/bucket) to take home some free compost

Yoga Between Two Meters
Start your weekend off right with a free mini yoga class in the Mission… but in a parking space on Valencia Street

>> Find more Park(ing) Day events


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