In August, we posted that you still had time to claim a spot. Daniel did. His park will pop up on Broadway for a Friday Park(ing) Day 2012. You’ll also find a sudden take over of a small portion of the street along 12th Ave where our friends at Schemata Workshop are teaming up with neighbors Scratch Deli. Here’s a note from Daniel on his plans for a Broadway Park(ing) Day Park. You’ll also find a map for the dozen other “official” parks around they city. Maybe there will also be a few renegade efforts or, if nothing else, a friend or two sitting on a sunny curb.
I’m not doing anything too crazy, just setting out a carpet, some potted plants and and a few chairs for people to relax around. I’m bringing with me some magazines and other reading material, as well as a pile of postcards and a few books of stamps. I’m encouraging people to write their mothers, brothers, Senators or anyone else out there who might enjoy some mail. Who doesn’t like (non-junk)mail?! I think this is a great opportunity to take some time to slow down, meet a neighbor or two, enjoy the weather and send an unexpected hello to someone else beyond our immediate reach. I’ll also have a few voter registration application forms on hand, so that visitors can register if they haven’t yet done so.
I’ll be there (on Broadway East, between Roy and Aloha) from 9-3, reading and writing, likely sipping on several coffees from Joe Bar as the day progresses. It’d be great to meet some folks and have some fun. Thanks for your interest–it was the CHS post about the event and its waning popularity that encouraged me to finally do this.
Oh, and I’m attaching the info from SDOT that includes a map of all the parks officially registered for tomorrow (a surprisingly scant 14 city-wide). Perhaps it may be of some interest to you if you’ve not yet seen it. Also you’ll find a photo of my spot in preparation–advanced “no parking” noticed in place. Thanks again.