National Park(ing) Day in Riverside

A small curbside swath of University Avenue in downtown Riverside was turned into an impromptu park earlier today as part of National Park(ing) Day.

Trust for Public Land

What began in San Francisco in 2005 aimed at bringing awareness to the need for more parks and open space, particularly within urban environments, has grown into a nationwide event. For one day each year, a few parking spaces in cities across the nation are temporarily replaced with tiny “public parks.”
The local event was sponsored by Community Works Design Group in Riverside and, to our knowledge, is the first time Inland Southern California has participated in the 3-year-old event.

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  1. I had some friends do parking day in Sherman Oaks. It was an homage to midcentury landscape architect Thomas Church. We hung out in a parking space on Van Nuys Boulevard with our feet resting in a wading pool surrounded by potted plants. It was such fun! Next year I totally want to do a park(ing lot) in Riverside.

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