Park[ing] Day LA - 2011

This Friday, September 16, 2011, is the 5th annual celebration of Park[ing] Day LA and park-ticipants throughout the city will step up to the curb, put a quarter in the meter, and proceed to transform metered curbside parking into urban parks, just for the day.

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Los Angeles Parks Foundation
11973 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049, US
The Los Angeles Parks Foundation will host a Park[ing] Day spot in front of Luxe Cafe in Brentwood from 9am-12pm. Please join us and learn more about the 50 Parks Initiative. 50 Parks aims to substantially increase the number of parks and facilities across the city with a focus on densely populated neighborhoods that lack sufficient open space and recreational services.
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4th Street Long Beach Parking Day - 4th and Cherry Park
Park(ing) Day LA- 4th Street Long Beach
4th Street's Second Annual Parking Day in the 4th and Cherry Lot. Join the 4th Street Business Association, Business Owners, The Garden of the Mind from the Luther Burbank Elementary School and other members for a beautiful day at the park...



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LOT-Chella aka East Vilage Creative Berlin/Fingerprints Records PARK(ing) DAY
Park(ing) Day LA - East Village Creative and 4th Street Long Beach
This year 4th and Linden has seen a major face lift thanks to a lot of really awesome people. I'll tell you about all of them if you come. The AMAZING business owners of Fingerprints Records said YES when I asked him about parking day. His employees with bands also said YES when they asked to play for fee. They also said YES when they asked if they could use their own equipment and set up.. you get the idea. Berlin, my old pal from 4th Street's Portfolio Coffehouse...who BROUGHT park(ing) day to my attention last year and inspired me to do this. Said YES to having it in front of her store and being SOOO helpful and inspiring. ALSO new business owners SHELLY from will be there! and hopefully our friends at soggy dog!!!
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Echo Park Time Bank Park
Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, US
Visit our park on Park(ing) Day L.A. Our Park will be on Sunset Blvd in front of the old Circuit City between Fountain and the Vista Theater. Come have some lemonade and get an astrology reading!
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Sustainable Reading Room
The City of Long Beach will be celebrating Park(ing) Day this year with a Sustainable Reading Room hosted by the Office of Sustainability from 11-2pm. Come by and enjoy a space to browse Acres of Books reclaimed books, and take one home with you while you're at it.

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Catalyst Network of Communities
Come by and visit our interactive Green display, grass, plants on Park(ing) day from 10-5!

Visit to get involved
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BBQ and relaxing with Downtown Darling
Come by 3rd and Elm Ave from 12-7pm on Sept 16th for some BBQ and Relaxing.

Hosted by Downtown Darling

Visit for more information
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Creative Reuse Mini Park
Join the Long Beach Depot for Creative Reuse for a Park(ing) Day Celebration of a community Creative Reuse Mini Park.
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CSULB Recreation Society
Recreation Society at California State University, Long Beach Hosts Its 3rd Annual PARK(ing) Day Event on the Campus in Parking Lot 15 Come by and join in the fun!
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Bixby Bike Oasis
4242 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach, California, US
A free rest for people on bikes. Get your tires inflated, get some water, listen to tunes, and continue on your way.

Sponsored by The Workshop and located in front of our shop at 4242 Atlantic Ave Long Beach, CA

Call 562.424.7433 for details
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Pfeiffer Partners
811 W 7th St # 700
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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rootBEER Garden
Organized by Gruen Associates...a shady place, bales of hay and rootBEER
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NumberNine - Parklet Preview!
2118 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814, US
We are so excited! Number9 as a result of last years park(ing) day success is going to have a permanent parklet! Pavement to Parks baby! On Park(ing) Day they will be having a box lunch outside and serving their famous coconut drinks. Cool down and chill out in the park!

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Circuit City Park[ing]
4400 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027, US
We will turn some parking spots into a park for a few hours and dream about making the derelict property into an ecological oasis and community center. Come have some lemonade and get an astrology reading.
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Pacoima Beautiful PARK(ing) Day!
13605 Van Nuys Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91331, US
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Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC)
639 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
The DLANC Complete Streets Working Group will host a Park(ing) Day spot in front of LA Cafe, 9AM-2PM. Come learn about complete streets, parklets, and other grassroots initiatives DLANC is spearheading to reconsider our public realm to better serve users of all modes of transport, ages and abilities.
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Sunset Park[ing] Corral
A Guerrilla style bike corral and park on a busy Sunset Blvd bike route. Stop by to support increased public green space and cycling as well as tire inflating, refreshments, and green space! From 3pm - 6pm
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Standard & de Lab at LOCAL
2943 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026, US
LOCAL PARK is taking cues from Parking Day’s theme, the iconic Hollywood sign, and the context in front of Local restaurant. LOCAL PARK is four large “topiary” letters that spell the word P-A-R-K. In combination with the existing storefront behind, the sign reads LOCAL PARK. Directed toward Sunset Blvd., the installation grabs the attention of the driving and bus-riding public and leaves the enigmatic impression of a green PARK at the side of the boulevard. Not in search of a fixed message, the sign might be read as a cheerful request to park your vehicle, and as an expression of the need for more green space in the city. The sign reverses the manmade vs. nature relationship of the Hollywood sign and turns the lettering into a landscape within the urban context. The letters are ballasted with sandboxes to create a temporary space for relaxing, expanding the space of the sidewalk.

From 11 am til 5 pm. LOCAL happy hour from 4-5 pm.
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East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA, United States
Join us for the fight for more open space for student activities rather than construct more parking structures. Stadium parking lot off of floral dr. 12pm-3pm
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Santa Monica Spoke @ Swingers Diner
From morning until afternoon in front of Swingers. There will be bike parking with our park.
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Where the Rubber Meets the Turf
Come visit NBBJ's park where the language of the road (scrap tires) creates a park in the middle of the road!
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3rd Street Parks (90048)
8375 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048, US
Come join Hands-On 3rd, Traveler's Bookcase, Plant and Play, and as we transform parking spots into parks: A butterfly garden w/ seedling give away, a knitting circle, and a "beaten path" through grass leading to an armchair to sit back and browse through Lonely Planet guides. It'll be your best 'parking' experience in Los Angeles...ever! Visit us in action from 1-4pm tomorrow, Sept 16. — at 8377 West Third Street, Los Angeles, 90048.
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LA School of Global Studies HS
Come visit us as the 9th grade educates the public about Urban Gardening. On Spring St between 6th & 7th.
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Hands-on 3rd
8377 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048, US
Curbside Knitting Circle from 1-4pm
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Traveler's Bookcase
8375 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048, US
Come follow the beaten path to a curbside reading room
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Gene Fong Associates - Architecture, Planning, & Interiors
1130 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024, US
Office BBQ in the Park

12:00pm ~ 1:30pm
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Recycled Park[ing]
811 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017, US
SWA Los Angeles’ space provides a place of relaxation where pedestrians can seek shade under a structure composed of recycled materials. The new landscape includes an arch built of PVC pipes that is interwoven with plastic bags. These plastic bags were all brought in from home from the numerous collections each person ‘didn’t realize’ they had. As the number of recycled and reused products increases, this project is a way to make the public more aware of conservation for the ubiquitous items we have.