Tag Archives: International PARK(ing) Day

MLK parklet becomes the seed for a neighborhood’s dreams

Two women rolled out a grass carpet on MLK, and then served free lemonade one sunny September morning. A year later this space has become a symbol of change and community.
Oakland North co-editor Cynthia Gorney chills out, on International Park(ing) Day, at a Grand Avenue parklet. Photo by anonymous friendly passer-by.

Pilot program will allow businesses to turn parking spaces into long-term “parklets”

Oakland’s Community and Economic Development Agency (CEDA) announced a pilot program Thursday to convert parking spots or unused bus stops into public spaces called “parklets” where people can relax and hang out.
This may look like a metered parking space, but on Friday Farley's East coffee shop will transform this spot into a park.

Oakland parking spaces will become spots of leisure on (PARK)ing Day

More than a dozen business and community groups will haul furniture and plants into parking spaces this weekend, establishing miniature curbside parks on the road in front of Oakland shops. In conjunction with Friday’s International...