Park(ing) Day event, held yearly in September. Part public art project - part activism, Park(ing) day is devoted to turning public car parking spots in urban areas into mini parks. Goodbye concrete and cars, and hello greenery, grass and chill-out zones.
In 2007, more than 150 temporary parks sprung to life in parking spots in over 50 cities worldwide. Park(ing) Day was conceived by REBAR, a San Francisco-based art collective. It is also supported by The Trust For Public Land and Public Architecture. It's a great way to make a statement, have some fun, and create some public art, which all our cities need. Anyone can get involved and makeover a public carpark by joining on the Park(ing) Day Website. This year, the event will be held on September 19th, 2008.
Image: The Trust For Public Land on Flickr