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Photos: These Micro-Parks Took Over Your Parking Spots Over The Weekend

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PARK(ing) Day is an annual, international event in which artists, activists, and regular old citizens transform metered spaces into little parks, or "parklets." This year's event took place over the weekend, with some cool little parklets that even had Foosball tables and a tiki vibe.

The event's mission is to draw attention to the civic potential these small spaces have, and how much city space is used for parking. Although it might not like feel like it when you're actually hunting for a spot in the city's jammed commercial and certain residential neighborhoods of L.A., there are a lot of spots in which to sit back, relax, and watch the traffic go by, as Streetsblog L.A. found on Saturday. Here are some of the highlights.

Fairfax Avenue rocked a tiki vibe:

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Eagle Rock turned up for PARK(ing) Day on Colorado Boulevard:

Mid City West had a Foosball table. Wonder if the people in Eagle Rock were jealous about that:

Some even had some kids' playing areas:

#SquadGoals on Melrose Avenue:

Don't know if these guys would agree with you, but yes, it looks nice!

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And finally, here's a time lapse video of the Melrose Avenue parklet, from construction to tear-down:

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