On Friday, September 16th, greater Washington gave some parking spaces a facelift and converted them into miniature parks for Park(ing) Day, an imaginative international event to show what else could be done with curbside parking spaces.
Thanks to readers who tweeted pictures and uploaded to our Flickr pool. Here is some of what you submitted:
The Anacostia Waterfront Trust collaborated with the DC Council and several other organizations to create a superblock-long parklet at the John A. Wilson Building along the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue otherwise reserved for councilmember parking.
Councilmember David Grosso biked to eight DC parklets. Above, he’s pictured at center, with Greater Greater Washington contributor and chief of staff Tony Goodman to his left. They’re talking to BicycleSPACE co-owner Erik Kugler at the shop’s Mount Vernon Triangle parklet while a staff member lunches.
Photo by @bestpixelco.
The National Park Service turned asphalt to water for imaginary canoe trips along F Street NW.
As the Urban Land Institute illustrated, it’s all about striking the right balance between the natural and built environment.
GGWash reader Jim Chandler took this picture to say aloha from Hyattsville’s University Town Center, where the city created a “temporary tropical oasis.”
Reader Melissa E.B. McMahon captured the fun and games at one of Arlington County’s five parklets.
Our write-ups from throughout the years of Park(ing) Days are here.