No, not to avoid the dreaded SF meter maids. We're feeding the meter for Park(ing) Day. Never heard of it? In the words of its founders -
PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public parks.
It's all in part to spread the word (without actually saying a word, really) that we need more parks and open spaces in urban cities.
On Sept 19, we'll be participating in Park(ing) Day with parking spots in both San Francisco and Chicago (right in front of our "Detox Chicago" pop-up shop). Our temporary green spaces are sure to be temporary slices of leisurely heaven, placed right amongst the bustle of downtown. Since the spot is only temporary, we're also working to make sure that none of our materials will go wasted at the end of the day. All materials will be donated, recycled or reused afterwards. We haven't quite landed on a design just yet so be sure to tell us which Park(ing) Day design you like best below and we may, just may, pick that one to build.
If you're in either location that day, be sure to stop by, relax, chat with us or just enjoy the patch of green space. Oh and if you've got spare change, we may ask if you can break a buck or two.
What: Park(ing) Day
When: Friday, September 19
Where in SF: Front Street (@ Sacramento St) - Map It!
Where in Chicago: 2034 N Halsted (@ W Armitage Ave) - Map It!
To learn more about Park(ing) Day and REBAR, click here.