"PARK(ing) Day" in Portland
Bring Paradise Back to Parking Lots
Portlanders have yet another reason to park their cars! On September 19th, 2008 Portland will reclaim the streets for National PARK(ing) Day, a one-day celebration where artists, citizens and businesses collaborate to temporarily transform parking spots into parks, returning the urban landscape to its natural form.
Join Hotel Monaco Portland, Red Star, Hotel Vintage Plaza, Pazzo Ristorante and The Trust For Public Land as they help bring awareness to sustainability and urban livability issues.
Public participation is encouraged! Roll out the grass and put down your very own park. Local sponsors of the event will be closing downtown's SW 5th Avenue for the day to decorate more than a dozen parking spaces on the street between Washington and Alder. The day will culminate at this site with a "Party in the Park" featuring a bluegrass band, pork roast and a Beer Garden sponsored by the Oregon Brewers Guild, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Play hopscotch, take a ride down the slide and most importantly, come celebrate keeping Portland green while raising money for The Trust for Public Land.
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.
Where: Hotel Monaco and Red Star, located on the 5th Avenue block between
Washington and Alder
When: Friday, September 19th, 2008
Decorated parks - all day.
"Party in the Park" - 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Party! Celebrate your day with us at a "Party in the Park" at the Hotel Monaco from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Please contact Daryn White, [email protected], to confirm that you want to create a park and join the party, and we'll include your park spot on the Portland Park(ing) Day map.
Video and Photos from Past National Park(ing) Day Events:
Official Website: http://www.tpl.org/parkingday
Added by multimodal on June 24, 2008