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Park(ing) Day celebration in Cleveland, as part of Spaces Street Repairs
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 09/21/2006 - 05:08.
I got an email today from Cleveland Public Art (CPA) that Thursday, September 21st is National PARK(ing) Day and Cleveland will join teams in New York City, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Seattle that will concurrently create PARK(ing) spaces in their cities, created by transforming metered parking spots into parks, complete with sod, a bench and a tree, reclaiming the street for parks and people, at least until the meter runs out! LOCATIONS: West Side Market, E 9th and Huron, & Warehouse District. Very cool to see Cleveland participating in this. I ran across another example of creating awareness for reclaiming the streets for green space, in Toronto, last week, where the "Community Vehicular Reclamation Project" have parked a really cool green car on Kensington. All good
The local initiative is conceived as part of SPACES' Street Repairs, curated by Don Harvey, the PARK(ing) project will call attention to the need for more parks and public spaces in urban neighborhoods. Materials used for the installations will be donated to Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. SPACES' Street Repairs is made possible through the generous support of Donna and Stewart Kohl. The Parking spaces will be created by Cleveland Public Art (CPA), in partnership with the lead organization SPACES as well as Hotel Bruce and Green City Blue Lake.