Park[ing] Day LA - 2010

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East Hollywood Greens
Just like last year, we are raising awareness of this densely populated neighborhood and that it needs parks for the community. This location is the perfect location for a future park of East Hollywood.
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Recycled Park[ing] and Office-Grown Herbs
Come visit our urban agricultural park made of recycled paper tubes from Ford Graphics and office-grown herbs! Visitors will be able to sit and relax on the undulating paper tube topography and take home one of many herb plants to spread the word on urban farming.

HMC ARCHITECTS PARKING DAY at 633 W. 5th Street, across from the Central Public Library on
September 17th from 9am-4pm
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Seed Bombs & Edible Plants
Sustainable, delicious, relaxing and informative. We'll be handing out edible plants, seeds and demonstrating how to make a seed bomb. Stop by at noon for lunch from Urban Green Cuisine.
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Seedlings for Earthlings
Come and learn how to start growing some food...sow some organic, non-gmo seeds and take home with you! Seedlings will be user friendly, food you can grow in planters! Learn about community gardens and resources!
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Canyon Nook
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Organic Farmers Market Park[ing]
2000 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814, US
Conversion of an existing parking lot into an organic farmers market with park elements (seating, vegetation), entertainment (music), and education components (bio swell demonstration).
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Open Book Store Park[ing]
2226 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA 90814, US
In front of Open Book Store – Outside Reading Room, enjoy a book in our lush park[ing] spot!
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Fashion Your District! - AECOM D+P
Maple Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90015, US
Fashion Your District! Join us for a cafe event in the Fashion District. Get the opportunity to weigh in about the neighborhood and how to enhance it.
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6230 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048, US
Gruen Associates has parked their park right here this year...We support planting California natives and drought tolerant plants to address Los Angeles’ increasing water shortage issues. As part of our pLANT…don’t pARK theme, we will be giving away about 150 seedlings to pedestrians and visitors to our park. USE the bus, bike or your 2 legs to stop by!!!
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Re-Purposing our Land
444 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013, US
Celebrating recent successes at repurposing underutilized land for public open space in DTLA!

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council (DLANC)
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PARK(infusion) Birthday Bash
Echo Park Ave & Delta St
Los Angeles, California, US
The Echo Park Time Bank Park will be at Echo Park Avenue and Delta across from Magic Gas and Chango from 10AM-7PM. We will be PARK(ing) front of a huge lot occupied by half built condos and we would love to see that land as a public park.

Time Bank members, Aaron Kuehn and Orchid Velasquez will be offering "PARK(infusion)" - the 'steepest' park ever! Assorted aromatic blends of wild flora for you to experience, just add water and your own cup.

Stop by and hear live music and celebrate time bank member, Alicia Beach's birthday!
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Town Square - Westwood Village
1130 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024, US
Town Square: Located along the second block of Westwood Blvd., north of Wilshire Blvd. in the Village of Westwood. (in front of GFA Architects, 1130 Westwood Blvd.)

Join us in the shade for a coffee or sandwich from our neighbors and enjoy some time in our park on the way to shopping, working, living and studying at the footsteps of the nearby UCLA campus. W2W Square is for music, dancing, speaking, playing, relaxing, and every other purpose a Town Square serves that we have lost in our modern times.

PROF. DONALD SHOUP, GFA Architects, UCLA Planning Dept, UCLA Students & Alum,, Westwood Village residents, & tenants, Bikeside LA, LA Streets Blog, LA Greensters, LOAD[ing] Zone, etc.
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Bring Back the Good Ole Days
Bringing back the good ole days when the streets were for kids to play in...
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Shakespeare Everywhere
Melrose Ave & N Heliotrope Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90029, US
Shakespeare Everywhere
Bringing stories back to the community
2-7pm (corrected old posted time)
Updates can be found here:

“Over hill, over dale,
Through bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, through fire,
I do wander everywhere.”
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de LaB's Pocket Park
2943 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026, US
We're building a public performance space - like Central Park's Great Lawn...only smaller.
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SoRo Round Up
2711 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034, US
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Grilling w/Streetsblog & Baby Playground
11555 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064, US
For the first time ever, a church is sponsoring a Park(ing) Day spot in Los Angeles. We'll be setting up at 10:00 and staying open until the mid-afternoon just off National Boulevard. We'll have a "Rojas-Style" interactive map of the Westside, seating, a grill, wi-fi, and a baby play area. Join us!
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Streets for Feet! - Pavement-to-Plaza Demo
Hollywood Blvd & N Hudson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028, US
A Pavement-to-Plaza Demonstration Project in Hollywood

WHAT/WHERE/WHEN? We'll be turning a small stretch of Hudson Avenue at Hollywood Boulevard into a temporary community plaza for Park[ing] Day through the rest of the weekend (9/17-19).


Friday, 9/17, 10 am - 4 pm: Hollywood Community Studio will ask you where Hollywood needs more open space, plus take portraits of Hollywood residents and workers. Amazing chalk artist LAnt Art will decorate a portion of our street in honor of parking day. Or, just stop by and relax and watch the world pass you by on Hollywood Boulevard, or play board games or get creative at our arts and crafts table.
*Please note: we'll no longer be having a happy-hour after party in the space...*

Saturday, 9/18: From 10-11:30, Artstring Boutique will lead a drop-in knitting class. Local performance space Paul Gleason Theatre will provide performances throughout the day, from belly dancing to show tunes. LACE, a local arts organization, will host their "Fundreds" program in the space throughout the day. Or just stop by to have a seat, play a game, or get crafty!

Sunday, 9/19: Come get a free massage from Carlos Chiropractic from 10-12, and get a free 7-day fitness pass from the Hollywood YMCA. We'll also host fun games like hula hooping, water balloon tosses, mummy races and more. As always, there'll be tables for sitting, games for playing, and art supplies for crafting.

For more information, please visit

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS? The City of Los Angeles is considering a city-wide initiative that would encourage local community groups and neighborhood councils to identify underutilized stretches of roadway to turn into parks and plazas. Pavement-to-plaza programs provide inexpensive ways to create public space -- space that can be tailored to suit the needs of the community. Does your neighborhood need outdoor dining areas, public exercise equipment, a playground, or a dog park? Small sections of road could potentially be turned into any of these types of spaces.

Additionally, Los Angeles is one of the most park-poor cities in the country (Trust for Public Land 2007), and Council District 13 (where this demonstration project is located) is the most park-poor district in the city (LA Neighborhood Land Trust, 2008). Purchasing land for park space is often too expensive, especially now that government budgets are being drastically reduced. As such, inexpensive and creative methods of developing new public spaces are essential. This demonstration project will help show City residents that a pavement-to-parks program can create a solution to this problem for little cost, and with little impact on traffic.

WHO IS ORGANIZING THE PROJECT? The Hollywood Community Studio (HCS) is organizing this Hudson Pavement-to-Plaza demonstration project in conjunction with the development of a city-wide program, with the support of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles. HCS researches the physical and social changes taking place in Hollywood, and helps link local residents and small businesses with the opportunities that arise from redevelopment (like access to new jobs and housing). Learn more at

Hollywood Entertainment District
City Council President Eric Garcetti, Council District 13
Space 15Twenty
P as in Print
Diamond Landscaping Inc.
Kelly Majewski
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Spring Street Park[ing]
450 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013, US
Window into the Future Use of Spring Street Park. Bare feet on grass.

DLANC 2010 Park[ing] Day
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Native Plant Park[ing]
Come explore the chaparral biome that lies dormant beneath the pavement. Plants from Theodore Payne Foundation on display, performances, local flora food and drink. Native plant giveaways sponsored by the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council
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Santa Monica Spoke
802 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401, US
We will offer free bike valet (in one spot) next to our green space (in a 2nd spot), along with a bike stand and pump to do basic bike check ups.
We are going to have a free drawing for 2 free professional bike tune ups done by REI and Cynergy.
Materials at our park will highlight Donald Shoup's theories on the cost of "parking" in our society.
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Everything Gardens
We will be there from 2:30-4:30
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12255 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066, US
After 10am, we'll be moving the Bikerowave outside, with a shaded lounge and a bike check-up area for cyclists.
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Sunset Triangle
1519 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026, US
The WHERE Park[ing] - Work in the park[ing] on Park[ing] Day LA.
Then join us for After Park[ing] Celebration from 7pm to 9pm (ish).
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Echo Park[ing] Ride-in Movie
Logan St & Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026, US
The Echo Park Film Center hosts the 4th annual Park[ing] Day LA 2010 Ride-In Movie and Pot Luck Dinner on Friday, September 17th, at Echo Lake starting at 6 pm with eats and 7pm with a screening of "Breaking Away".
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Paletas and Bike & Ped & Community info
San Fernando Valley, CA, US
1-3pm. We’ll have paletas (popsicles), bike and pedestrian safety info, and other community information – as well as a place to sit and take a rest in the warm Valley sun.
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mindTHEpark[ing] - aphidOidea
Fully equipped park[ing] stall with lounging and grilling facilities nestled within a serene make-shift landscape with goldfish pond. Come by for more info on our swatch concept and a hotdog!
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Bocce Ball & Lemonade
3714 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90065, US
Bocce ball lawn (8'x20') w. free lemonade in front of Flying Pigeon LA and the Bike Oven.
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DRAW(ing) on BRAND
108 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203, US
Osborn Architects presents “Draw(ing) on Brand,” a temporary space that uses found materials to create a shade structure, chalk as a drawing medium and pavement as a canvas. Here, morning joggers, lunch goers and general passersby may exercise their creative energies in a collaborative art project, if only by accident.

Join us from 9AM-5PM on the corner of N Brand and E Broadway in Glendale!
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Large-Scale Rolling Grass Hill Installation
37th and Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Park[ing] Day 2010
Presented by uASC (Undergraduate Architecture Student Council)

Come join us at our Park[ing] Day installation on Friday the 17th, from 8am till 6pm!

Check out the story coverage by our university newspaper Daily Trojan as well!

*Address: 37th and Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
*Refreshment will be provided at a first-come-first-served basis.
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Origami Park[ing]
Forest & Beach
Laguna Beach, California, US
AECOM Irvine has parked in Laguna Beach. Join us as we celebrate Parking Day by making some Origami!!!
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3303 S Hoover St
Los Angeles, CA, United States
As a continuation of a highly intensive weekend excursion to Owens (dry) Lake, MLA +3 Students will further elaborate on their first impressions of Owens (dry) Lake! Bring your Hiking Shoes and Sun Block!

1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Park[ing] Lot
In need of Beautification, Love, and attention, I've been talking about wanting to turn it into Gardening Plots.. for the families that go to our Farmers Market on the Sundays...
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interTrend Park[ing] Spot
Located on 1st Street in front of the bike racks by Utopia, between Linden and Elm. Come on down! We've got a green space to enjoy all day.
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CSULB Park(in) Day
California State University Long Beach
Long Beach, CA 90815, US
Join the CSULB Rec Society as they transform parking spaces into a park for the day.
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EcoHome - Workshop on Land & Water
1322 8th Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006, US
CIEDM sponsors a free workshop in Arcadia EcoHome on Land & Water, on Saturday Sep. 18 for promoting public awareness of the Park[ing] Day & another 5 environmental days in September, including World Carfree Day, and public actions to reduce driving so as to reduce carbon footprint.