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Park(ing) Day LA Coming To A Street Near You
A park doesn't have to be hundreds of acres. It could be 100 sq. feet.
A park doesn't or shouldn't have to have parking spaces available for people to access it. A park could be literally be in a parking space.
And that's exactly what a group of Los Angeles activists are doing on Friday, September 21st along Wilshire Blvd. and other locations around the city for the first annual Park(ing) Day LA.
Despite being home to one of the largest urban parks in North America (Griffith Park), Los Angeles significantly lacks adequate & accessible open space, urban parks, plazas and civic centers. 'Historically, civic leaders had the mind set that Los Angeles was a city of single-family homes each with their own private backyard and there was no need for public open space, parks and recreation. This oversight, coupled with an increased population growth has left the City of Los Angeles with only 10% of the recommended 8-10 acres of parks and open space for every 1000 residents.'
Even if you cannot host your own park, they will be accepting donations starting at a quarter. Maybe a quarter is too much, but using your bike to transport trees, plants and dirt is not. The fact is that everyone can participate in Park(ing) Day LA, even if you happen to wonder upon it on a random Friday in September to take a 5-minute breather on some grass on a Wilshire Blvd parking space.