I’m pretty sure, some of you already heard about the international Park(ing) Day, right?! The idea behind this interventional project is the create temporary parks throughout the cities around the world, but of course you can build those parks whenever you like…
…like Joe Baldwin together with the Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm did in Chicago back in 2011. For a few hours, he turned nearly an entire Logan Square street block into a 280 square meters urban park:
The night before the event, the company dropped off several pallets full of turf squares. (…) Shortly after 8 am, about a dozen volunteers began tiling the road with sod. While the Block Party Permit allowed Baldwin and company to ask neighbors to move their cars off the street, the city doesn’t enforce the policy. Participants simply landscaped around parked vehicles, which Baldwin says, ‘added to the surreal feeling of a park on the street’. (timeoutchicago.com)
Great idea, nice realization!