Published on September 8th, 2016 |


Livable Buckhead, Lenox Square partner to celebrate PARK(ing) Day, Sept. 16

Livable Buckhead is celebrating national PARK(ing) Day, Friday, Sept. 16, by staging a take-over of Buckhead’s biggest sea of concrete, the Lenox Square parking lot, to demonstrate that “Parks RULE, Cars DROOL.”

What would you do with a little slice (17 x 9.5 feet) of prime Buckhead real estate? Throw up a tent and make yourself at home? Host a barbecue? Put in a miniature golf putting green? The possibilities are (almost) limitless.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where citizens, artists and activists temporarily transform parking spaces into public places. The goal is to call attention to the need for more urban open space.

Lenox Square offered 24 dedicated parking spaces along its front walkway (in the lot fronting Peachtree Road) as the PARK(ing) Day venue.  A registration fee of $100 rented one spot to transform into a mini park, and those needing more space could get two spaces for $150.

Livable Buckhead sold out all of the spaces, an opportunity to raised funds for PATH400 and other parks and green spaces.

Nationally, participants have built free health clinics, planted temporary urban farms, produced ecology demonstrations, built art installations, opened free bike repair shops and even held a wedding ceremony.

Even if you can’t create your own park you can still join in the PARK(ing) Day fun. Check out the creative mini parks and vote for your favorite. And while visiting the exhibits, have lunch from one of the food trucks that will be on site from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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