Parking in the park

posted by – 09/20/13 @ 11:31pm

To my surprise, today is national park day. Nashville took 30 parking spaces and turned them into parks. How cool is that? As I walked around 5th Avenue, I came across one of these parklets, and I thought it was awesome too see people nonchalantly playing checkers and enjoying their day while cars and buses are whizzing past them on the road.  It’s great that there is a group of people willing to wake up ridiculously early in the morning, lay down some sod on a parking spot, set up some tables and a hot dog stand, and pleasantly surprise people with some extra green.  Actually, there have been several studies that show that plants and parks make people feel better.  Great job contributing to the creative vibrancy in the Nashville community!

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  1. […] concrete jungle and grooms them with some flowers and miniatures.  It’s kind of like what happened in Nashville during national Parking Day, only much, much smaller.  It’s a great way to color a city that is otherwise known for its […]

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