What’s all this sitting by the meters on the 500 block of McKinney St. today? Allyn West sends over some shots of the parking-spot-sized pocket parks currently occupying a few of Downtown’s on-street spaces. And you, too, can sit there, but only if you hustle: The ephemeral parklets are open for communal use until about 3 PM as part of the annual Park(ing) Day affair, now in its 12th year of instigating fleeting streetscape conversions in hundreds of cities around the world.
One of this year’s parks has its very own ideologically-conflicted seesaw:
Others set aside more space for leafy greens:
Still other park instigators have taken a different tack:
- Park(ing) Day Manifesto [Parkingday.org]
- Previously on Swamplot: These Parking Spaces Are Temporarily Reserved for Board Games Only
Photos: Allyn West