8.24.2006

Parks Not Parking













"REBAR, [a San Francisco-based art collective] opened eyes worldwide by transforming a metered parking spot into a PARK. We reclaimed the street for parks and people…at least until the meter ran out!

"On November 16th, 2005, (...) REBAR identified a site that was underserved by public outdoor space located in an ideal, sunny location between the hours of noon and 2 pm. They installed a small, temporary park that provided nature, seating, and shade. By their calculations, they provided 24,000 square-foot-minutes of public open space that afternoon."

" REBAR, with support from The Trust for Public Land (TPL), [a national, nonprofit, land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, community gardens, historic sites, rural lands, and other natural places], want you, the most creative minds in San Francisco, to create the most innovative PARK in a parking spot."

The next installation occurs on 09.21.06.

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