PARK(ing) Day 2019

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We are celebrating 10 years of being in business and it’s PARK(ing) Day. Tackling climate change one tree at a time!

It’s a dual celebration! It’s a Friday! We are celebrating our 10th year in business by building a temporary park, complete with urban chickens, for the day for you to lounge, play bocce ball, enjoy a cold beverage, eat pizza, and just chill-lax. 

What is PARK(ing) Day, you may ask? It is a one-day, global exploration of the creative potential of streets that celebrates urban parks and promotes the need for more of them by converting public parking spots into temporary parks for a day—a ‘reimagining’ of a public space. The annual event was originally created in 2005 by Rebar, an art collective, in San Francisco, California. The event has grown from one metered parking space in San Francisco in 2005 to over 60 participating cities worldwide today. 

Rendering of our building with a green parkway taking over impervious ashphalt
Cholo and his ladies – check out the entire family on Instagram [at] douglasparkhenposse

Since our first temporary PARK(ing) Day installation in 2009 we have evolved the idea into semi-permanent parklets around the city like this one at the Logan Square Intelligentsia, and this one in Andersonville. Now we are working towards transforming impervious asphalt into a permanent, sustainable, green, water-filtering, tree-filled linear park alongside our building in Logan Square.

Did we mention there will be pizza? Thats right guys. From 3p-6p Osteria Langhe is setting up their mobile pizza oven and flipping out wood fired pies. And Marz Community Brewing is providing the beer pairing. Come on down!