Non-profits throughout Los Angeles transforming parking spaces into parks for PARK(ing) Day

Industry: Non Profit

The LA Fashion District, South Park Business Improvement District, and Westwood Village Improvement Association are transforming metered spaces throughout the City of Los Angeles into small parks in celebration of PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Los Angeles, CA (PRUnderground) September 19th, 2018

PARK(ing) Day is an annual event that encourages community members to transform metered parking spaces into public space. Since the project began in San Francisco in 2005, parking spaces worldwide have been transformed into spaces to read, eat lunch or have a coffee, play games, and share art. These temporary parks call attention to the need for urban open space and invite the public to engage in the conversation around how public space is used.

The LA Fashion District BID has partnered with West Elm to host a PARK(ing) Day event outside of the new West Elm location at 928 S Broadway. The public is invited to enjoy the seating space and take part in a friendly game of jumbo Jenga or life-size Connect Four from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The South Park BID has partnered with the Los Angeles Auto Show and Joymode to turn two metered spaces at 1043 S Grand into an urban backyard. Passersby are invited to stop by and enjoy shade, seating, and refreshments between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

The Westwood Village Improvement Association has partnered with Ministry of Coffee, Trader Joe’s, Jersey Mike’s, CorePower Yoga, UCLA’s Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA Transportation and CycleHop. The public is invited to grab a cup of coffee while enjoying the fun and unique atmosphere from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside of Ministry of Coffee at 1010 Glendon Avenue.

Follow #parkingday2018 to see activations around the world.

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