Break out the deck chairs, benches, and potted plants, because the Trust for Public Land (TPL) has announced National Park(ing) Day for Friday, September 21. National Park(ing) Day aims to turn metered public parking spots nationwide into temporary public parks.
The goals, organizers say, are to celebrate parks and promote the need for more parks in America’s cities. Participating cities include New York City, Boston, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and others. Organizers are also inviting local groups to participate, expanding the opportunity from one park to a system of park(ing) parks.