Thursday, September 18, 2008

PARKing Day - Friday, Sept 19th

Website: http://neighborhoods.org/sacparkingday

PARKing Day has returned to Sacramento for 2008! Join us at the corner of J and 20th in Midtown on September 19th from 7:00A-6:00P. Download the Event Flyer. We will again be converting a car parking space into a beautiful mini-park called Presley Park — complete with sod, park benches, and trees! We guarantee a good time :)

Another Sacramento park is being organized by VOX Café at the corner of Broadway and Land Park Drive (at R5 Records).

Why are we doing it, you ask? Well, contrary to what a local media outlet inferred last year, we are not a bunch of pot-smoking, hippie environmentalists looking to eliminate cars. We are a group of regular citizens, businesses, and non-profits that would like to see more urban space dedicated to parks and less space dedicated to the automobile. Did you know that in most cities roughly 70% of outdoor space is dedicated to the private vehicle? And while many consider Sacramento to be a "green" city, only 7.6% of the city is dedicated to open space for its people. Those figures are not acceptable to us!

Our goal is to educate others about the importance of green space in cities, and shock some people by demonstrating everything you can fit into one parking space. Some spaces are about 168 square feet in area—even larger than some families' bedrooms!

Please join us on September 19th! If you are able to volunteer, or would like more information, please contact:

J and 20 – Presley Park
Eric Fredericks – eric@neighborhoods.org or 916-669-0676
Michelle van Tijen – michellevt@gmail.com or 510-421-0240

Broadway and Land Park
Cynthia Kruschel cindyk@voxsac.com

For more information on how this idea came about, visit the National Parking Day website. Original concept by REBAR.

You can also:
Join our Planning Group
Join our Facebook Event Page
Join our Facebook Group
View some photos from Parking Day 2007
Read neighborhoods.org articles about Parking Day
SPREAD THE WORD!!

1 comment:

efreddy said...

Thanks LIUS! You da man!!