A call to action—or at least to lounging on the lawn—PARK(ing) Day
is a city-wide event (launched by Rebar Group
) that places temporary parks in metered parking spaces, momentarily upping urban green space and reconsidering car culture.
DB+P PARKed on September 21, with the whole office working together to build, host, enjoy, and break down an ephemeral two-space park with a croquet course and a garden-party vibe. Dozens of people stopped by to swing a mallet, sit on the grass, or share some lemonade and cookies. The overall response was positive and enthusiastic, although some people wouldn't believe we weren't selling anything.