9/19/2008

Happy National Park(ing) Day






Today is/was National Park(ing) Day. Wa....Wa....WHAT?!?!??!?!

After a couple shoots in Orlando last week and then heading straight to the ONE Conference just outside of Chicago, we had been away for a total of 8 days. This morning we turned from Market St. to Main St. and we saw sofas and chairs and astro-turf set up along the side of the street. And perhaps the strangest thing of all was the gentleman setting up his pottery wheel!

I had to inquire. And when I did, I learned that September 19 is National Park(ing) Day. National Park(ing) Day is an opportunity to celebrate parks in cities and promote the need for more parks by creating temporary public parks in public parking spaces. Basically, you find an open parking space, put two-hours on the parking meter, and once it expires you move to another space and simply work your way around the city!

We're fortunate to not have meters on our street yet, which resulted in a more elaborate "park" than the others I saw. I'm pretty sure the "park rangers" had no intention of moving this one every two hours. Complete with a mini-golf course and everything, I was quite satisfied and I'm hopeful that somehow the park will still be in tact long after National Park(ing) day has passed.

To find out more about National Park(ing) day, click here.

3 comments:

Jim said...

You ten-a-see-uns sure love your Jack Daniels.

Rachel @ Southern Weddings said...

Oh this is so hilarious and I love it! Very reminiscent of a scene from Juno. This is certainly a good way to get people's attention! Wow that green furniture is fantastic.

Diana Simpson said...

that is soo funny!