Last year, Aldan worked with some great people at FeetFirst and the Trust for Public Land to make ECOSS’s first-ever park for PARK(ing) Day. For those of you who didn’t come by South Park on that chilly, rainy day, we had hula hooping, ring tosses, and more hula hooping. So what is PARK(ing) Day?

San Francisco art collective REBAR first created “PARK(ing)” in 2005 to re-imagine the potential of the metered parking space. In 2006, in collaboration with TPL, REBAR founded “PARK(ing) Day”: a global exploration of the creative potential of streets.

Basically you take a parking spot along the street (there are tips for securing metered and unmetered spots) and you turn it into a park for a day. It was pretty fun, and really not as much work as you’d imagine since the partners have pretty much figured out everything you might possibly need to know. There was another park in our hood last year, and some in Georgetown, but this year we’d love to see more south-of-downtown neighborhoods represented! If you’re interested, there’s an Information and Training Event next Thursday August 6th, from 6.30pm – 7.30pm at the Officer’s Club in the Armory at Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N.
E-mail Elaine Boyd to RSVP, and don’t forget to join the PARK(ing) Day Seattle Group on Ning!