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This Friday: Convert a Car Parking Space Into a Mini-Park With Me in Downtown Sacramento

Yes, that’s right. A group of us are going to be converting a car parking space into a mini-park, complete with sod and a parking bench. Local eco-urban developer LJ Urban beautifully described the event on their blog:

Ever wish for a world with more parks and fewer parking lots?

This Friday, September 21st, on J Street between 13th and 14th in one small 22 × 7 foot metered parking spot, you”ll find just that.

Imagine it. Car. Car. Car. Park. Car. Car. Car. This is just way too much fun.

Better yet. Come out and see for yourself. We”ll be there (most of the time). You”ll find us sitting on a large boulder dreaming big. Maybe you can sit a spell yourself. Play some chess. Listen to a live musician. And think about what its going to take to make this city better.

Its National Park(ing) Day 2007. Sacramento-style.

Brought to you by a dedicated group of eco-urbanists: artists, planners, bicyclists, landscape designers, photographers, bloggers…and a developer.

We still need volunteers to help us set up, tear down, and man the park in brief shifts during the day. We would also like talented musicians and artists to stop by the park and show off their skills. We could use your help spreading the word as well. We want as many people as possible to experience or hear about the event. So please, blog, e-mail, sing about the event—whatever it takes to get the word out. Most importantly: stop by and say hello!

If you’re interested in participating, please join our Google Group or contact me.

Also, there are many Park(ing) Day events happening in dozens of other cities this Friday, so stop by the TPL website to see if there’s an event happening in your community.

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