Parking Day is a global annual open-source event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public places for a business day. The idea began in 2005 when a single metered parking space was turned into a public park in downtown San Francisco. Since then, PARK(ing) Day has evolved and now includes organizations and individuals who create public space in urban contexts worldwide. This is Anchorage’s fourth year, and will showcase 13 parklets sprinkled across downtown.
The American Society of Landscape Architects has embraced the movement and encourages each of its 56 chapters to participate. The Alaska Chapter is in its second year of creating a unique community space that celebrates Anchorage, its resident and its natural setting. This year, members have created a wishing tree from thousands of twigs and tree cuttings (mostly from invasive species removal) that will be decorated with written wishes for Anchorage which will then be presented to the Mayor.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1939734406241442/
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Please join us at our parklet downtown in front of Side Street Espresso (412 G St, Anchorage, AK 99501) on Friday, September 15, 2017.