Park(ing) Day 2012: A review

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The morning started out stormy and rainy and I was a bit bummed about how it might effect Park(ing) Day in downtown Memphis. Fortunately for me, the sun burned through the clouds and it turned out to be a beautiful day.

“PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks,” according to information on their website. – www.parkingday.org

I arrived on the scene about 1pm. There was everything from live sculpture making, public jenga, and roller operas to cardboard cars,  adopted benches, and mobile swings. The range of creative ways to re imagine parking spaces was fantastic to see.

The event was held between 2nd and Front street on Peabody Place from 11am-6pm.. Below is an image gallery of my afternoon at the event.

 

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