If you were around town last Friday, you may have noticed more grass in some on-street parking areas and more people enjoying the late summer day. Several locations celebrated Park(ing) Day in Baltimore where parking spaces are temporarily transformed into parks. The Avenue in Hampden, Charles Street in Mt. Vernon and Commerce Street downtown all featured inventive re-uses for urban spaces when not being used for cars.
Floura Teeter Landscape Architects featured a bike-themed Park(ing) Day event at their new offices in Mt. Vernon. On Charles Street, Baltimore Bicycle Works was on-hand to do spot tune-ups and Wheely-Good smoothies provided mango banana smoothies with proceeds going to Bike Maryland.
Downtown, the Neighborhood Design Center collaborated with the Design Collective and EDSA to provide a block long party. The Gypsy Queen was on hand to provide the food for this extensive lunchtime spot.
For more information, check out http://parkingday.org/