This year I am getting ahead of this.
I have written about this annual event before but always after the fact.
Park(ing) Day is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 and that is just over three weeks away. Park(ing) Day is when you can take over a parking space for the day and turn it into your idea of useful urban space. More information is available here as well as a downloadable license (pdf).
I don't know that Lexington has participated in this annual event before but I cannot think that some of you folks will not try it sometime. We have some very fine parks here in Lexington and many of you will probably agree that there is a large unused park right in the middle of town, but this is your chance to create your very own park for a day.
I would not go for placing one in the Hamburg Pavilion lot or even along Southland Drive. Chevy Chase shopping center or Meadowthorpe seem like more appropriate candidates. Downtown would give you the most exposure, but who wants to set up right on Vine St?
So, who wants to set an urban park in a parking slot for a day? Let me know where yours is and I will try to get as many photos as I can and will post them here.
Get ready, Park(ing) Day is coming.