Temporary Parklets Occupy Parking Spaces During Park(ing) Day L.A. 2015

Hollywood Park(ing) Day parklet. Photo via Great Streets
Hollywood Park(ing) Day parklet. Photo via Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets Initiative

In spaces around the world, Park(ing) Day happens annually on the third Friday of September. Groups take over parking spaces, feed the meter, and create and occupy temporary parklets. It all draws attention to the potential for small urban spaces, and the high opportunity cost for turning over so much urban land to storing private automobiles.

SBLA made it out to four Park(ing) Day L.A. parklet sites last Friday. Below are some highlights.

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Mid City West Community Council hosted four parklets. This is one of theirs, located on Melrose Avenue. Photos by Joe Linton / Streetsblog L.A. (except where noted otherwise)

 

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Fairfax High School students enjoying their temporary parklet on Melrose Avenue.

 

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Another Mid City parklet, this on Fairfax Avenue
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Rios Clementi Hale Studios’ parklet showcased landscape potential for capturing rainwater.
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Rios Clementi Hale Studios parklet’s cool 3-D pool effect.

 

 

See Streetsblog USA for a round-up of Park(ing) Day 2015 photos from around the country.

How were the other Park(ing) Day sites around Los Angeles? Tell everyone in the comments below.

 

  • User_1

    Thanks SBLA for the heads up on this day!

    I caught this event once at the beginning and the one thing I miss about these is the fuzz coming by and telling us, “You kids can’t be doing this. We need these spaces for adults with cars. Now run along.”

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