Park It: Photos from Memphis Park(ing) Day 2011
Today is international Park(ing) Day, when metered parking spaces all over the world are turned into tiny miniature parks.
This was Memphis’ first Park(ing) Day, and 16 local organizations and volunteers turned parking spaces on Peabody Place into adorable theme parks.
Crosstown Arts sponsored a library, where you could “check out” two humans who used to work in the Sears Crosstown Building.
Mud Island River Park brought a teepee.
There was a seesaw made of used car parts:
My friend Leandra Urrutia, a MCA professor (and Memphis Roller Derby member), set up an elaborate tiny roller derby track where she was giving lessons and whacking a pinata with a rolling pin.
Park(ing) Day is going on until 6 p.m. tonight on Peabody Place downtown (between Front and Second). Take a few minutes to walk by, meet people and enjoy the parks (and hang out in the teepee – how often do you get to do that?).