PARK(ing) Day happens once a year, on the third Friday in September, and is an opportunity for any Seattleite to temporarily turn parking spaces into public places. The event raises awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps people re-think how our streets can be used. Ours was one of two parklets in West Seattle, and 50 city-wide.
Thanks to Jeff Hallman for the bike blender cargo bike, Mike Oxman for all the trees and plants, Huky Deli and Mashiko’s for going along with this, Kathy Dunn for planning, permitting, hauling and staffing, and Lynn Shimamoto and Don Brubeck for hauling and staffing. And thanks to all who ventured into the little parklet to talk, play, sit or to have a smoothie.