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Park[ing] Day L.A. 2010: East Hollywood & Silver Lake

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As part of the international event Park[ing] Day 2010, more than a dozen parking spaces in the Los Angeles area were converted into pop-up parks and places to learn, discuss, relax, play, work, and enjoy. To see what some participants had set up for their spaces, we headed out to East Hollywood and Silver Lake and visited four Park[ing] spaces.

The East Hollywood Neighborhood Council was set up at Santa Monica Boulevard near Virgil. Offering passers-by free tamales, a spot to sit in the shade, and the opportunity to discuss ideas for converting a portion of the city's light yard--right where the spaces were set up--into a park, this spot was all about community. Just a few spots down a group of artists had their native plant park set up, and beautiful hand-drawn and hand-written materials about native chaparral in L.A. There, visitors were invited to drink Sage Lemonade and try their creative hand at drawing what they thought would be a fitting park for the area.