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Over 15 Parking Spaces to be Converted into Temporary Mini-Parks

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A [Park]ing Day spot in Studio City in 2009 | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist

The national annual event known as [Park]ing Day, where city street parking spaces are turned into mini-parks for a day, is no stranger to Los Angeles. For some, however, parks and open space might be a stranger to their neighborhoods.

Despite having Griffith Park and lots of access to nature surrounding Los Angeles, the city is actually park poor. "Per person, Los Angeles, the nation's second-largest metropolis, has about a third of the park space of New York: 11.8 acres, as compared with 37.3," according to Greenspace in 2008. "And it has far less than Chicago (18.7), Boston (18), Philadelphia (17.1) and Miami (16)."