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Turn a parking space into a parklet

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 by Tai Moses

For everyone who’s ever gazed at a parking lot and wished it were a park, here comes PARK(ing) Day, an international event that celebrates the universal desire for more open green space in cities and towns. This year’s PARK(ing) Day falls on Friday, Sept. 20, and the Austin Transportation Department invites the entire community to get in on the action. Basically, you work to temporarily transform a parking space into a tiny public space, or parklet. The sky – or your imagination – is the limit. There are, of course, lots of rules and requirements and applications, and all of that can be found in its entirety in the PARKing Day permit packet along with photographs of parklets past. Have a pleasant PARKing Day.














Photo courtesy of the Austin Transportation Department, from PARKing Day 2017.

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