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Save Your Quarters! Park[ing] Day LA Returns for 3rd Year on Sept 18
Park[ing] Day LA returns for its third year, when on September 18th metered parking spaces all over the city will be taken over by temporary on-the-fly green spaces where anyone is invited to sit down, relax, play, grab a bite, or chill out. With the aim of promoting the value--and in turn, the lack of--safe, accessible, and plentiful green spaces in Los Angeles, the event is an opportunity to break with convention and bring communities together.
You can still get involved by hosting a parking space park, and you might want to attend the upcoming September 5th workshop (details on their website). In the meantime, check out this video from the first year of the event (note that they mention Chinatown as lacking parks; while they now have the lovely Los Angeles State Historic Park its future is uncertain as state budget measures threaten keeping this and other parks open).
Previous Park[ing] Day LA coverage on LAist:
Park[ing] Day LA Map Fills Up
Parks, Parks, Everywhere!
Park[ing] Day LA: 6th & Grand, Downtown
Park[ing] Day LA: Sherman Oaks
LA Abloom with Temporary Parks