Parking Day 2012

Ashley Hahn and Christine Fisher of PlanPhilly's "Eyes on the Street" set out on a "Park(ing)" adventure, to capture about 20 park(ing) spaces across the city last Friday.  September 21 marked Philadelphia's fifth annual Park(ing) Day, a daylong event when design firms, community groups, and city agencies transform ordinary on-street parking spots into unique, temporary public spaces.  The city hosted 59 installations this year, nearly doubling last year's total.  The day showcased everything from a "color garden" of arts and crafts, dining gardens, play gardens, and even a Shipping container turned art gallery on Chestnut.

Check out the PlanPhilly Flickr stream of the parklets in South Philly and Center City, and Germantown by Photographer Gary Reed.

Source: Eyes on the Street

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