Park(ing) Day Friday, Sept. 19

Celebrate Worldwide Park(ing) Day
Friday, Sept. 19, at two Berkeley events:

  • Berkeley Partners for Park and Ecocity Builders transform a parking space on Center Street between Shattuck and Oxford into a mini-park for a day, showcasing our need to pass Measures WW and HH, continuing existing levies that support local and regional parks.
  • Nomad Cafe and neighbors offer music, a kid zone, face painting, plus grass and hay Friday through the weekend at 65th and Shattuck, presenting their vision for what the urban street corner could become (info at http://
    nomadcafe.wordpress .com/2008/ 09/17/parking- day-at-nomad- cafe-this-
    friday-sept- 19/)
  • Stop by and enjoy the “an open-source experiment in
    reprogramming the urban surface” — creating ephemeral urban parks at metered parking spaces. The concept originated with San Francisco-based REBAR, www.rebargroup.org. The idea has gone worldwide and is now co-sponsored with Trust for Public Land.
    For more info and a glimpse of other projects, go to www.parkingday.org.

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