(Photo: Rebar Group)
This Friday the Portland region will take part in the annual, worldwide event called PARK(ing) Day. The idea behind the event is for people to create livable, natural spaces where people usually park motor vehicles. Rebar, a non-profit group in San Francisco, started the event in 2005.
According to a Google Map being hosted by The Intertwine (a regional coalition of parks and trail groups hosted by Metro), there are currently 33 locations throughout our region — including Gresham, Lake Oswego, Washington County and Vancouver — that will host PARK(ing) Day projects. Here’s the map:
View Intertwine PARK(ing) Day Parks in a larger map
In Portland, Hotel Monaco will host a bike ride to some of the mini-parks. Pedal Bike Tours will lead the 45 minute, family-friendly tour that will be followed by lunch. A $5 donation to the Trust for Public Land is suggested. If you’d like to join the ride, meet at Hotel Monaco (506 SW Washington) by noon on Friday (9/17).
Are you participating in PARK(ing) Day? Promote your location in the comments!