Park It: Photos from Memphis Park(ing) Day 2011

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 16th 2011 1263 0

Today is international Park(ing) Day, when metered parking spaces all over the world are turned into tiny miniature parks.

Park(ing) Day Memphis

This was Memphis’ first Park(ing) Day, and 16 local organizations and volunteers turned parking spaces on Peabody Place into adorable theme parks.

Park(ing) Day Memphis

Crosstown Arts sponsored a library, where you could “check out” two humans who used to work in the Sears Crosstown Building.

Crosstown Arts Human Library, Parking Day

Mud Island River Park brought a teepee.

Teepee, Park(ing) Day Memphis

There was a seesaw made of used car parts:

Seesaw, Park(ing) Day Memphis

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.

roller derby track, Park(ing) Day

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?).


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. iAmBaronVonTito says:

    oh, how i dig it.

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