Sometimes when you have a message to share, a little public demonstration is exactly the right way to share it. And the more fun this demo the better, which is why we are very excited to be participating in the upcoming (Park)ing Day.
(PARK)ing Day is an annual, worldwide event where artists, activists, and citizens independently (but simultaneously) turn metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks and other spaces for people to enjoy. The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created, allocated and protected to improve the quality of urban human habitat.
We as members of the parks community have a fantastic opportunity to use this day to raise awareness about the impending closure of 70 California state parks. CSPF is planning at least one event in Sacramento, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 16 on the corner of 16th and J. If you are in the area, please come by and sign our oversized park closure petition postcards and enjoy our little PARK(ing) space.
If you aren’t in Sac area, try to join an already planned (PARK)ing space in your community. There are dozens of (PARK)ing Days happening in California on September 16. You can check the (PARK)ing Day world map to locate already planned events.