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Made Paradise On Top of a Parking Spot*

15 Sep

Doing Indy — the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Bureau official blog — came across the AFH Indy PARK(ing) Day by happenstance last year. Actually, a fire alarm in the offices helped.

This year, Emily Elliott of Doing Indy has given it coverage again, this time in advance of the big day, writing:

The Architecture for Humanity Indianapolis (AFH) has decided Washington Street needs to be a little greener. On Friday, September 17, AFH will give the intersection of Washington and Meridian street the green thumb it needs.

PARK[ing] Day will transform 10 metered parking spaces in front Borders Bookstore into an urban park for all who pass by to enjoy. What use to be ten parking spaces that visitors use to come and go only pausing to drop in a handful of quarters, will now be transformed into a space you won’t want to leave.

Look to see you there, Emily and the folks at the ICVB!

We will also look for Renee and Meghan over at Green Piece Indy on Friday. They blogged about PARK(ing) Day yesterday, penning:

You commute to work day after day, park your car, and think of it little until it’s time to return home. But what if you arrived one morning to find that your favorite parking spot had been converted into a lush, green park complete with benches, flowers, and room to relax? Would you honk your horn in protest? Or in sheer elation?

We pick elation!

* By the way, I stole my headline from GreenPieceIndy — who modified it from Joni Mitchell.