PARK(Ing) Day Turns Pavement Into Parks

A number of parking spaces were turned into miniature parks Friday in the District, Montgomery County, Arlington and Alexandria. PARK(ing) Day is meant to get people thinking about new ways to use open public spaces.

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Two ordinary parking spaces in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Northwest D.C. became a mini-park on Friday, as part of PARK(ing) Day. The annual event invites residents and businesses to temporarily turn parking spots into pop-up parks.
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Hilary Oat-Judge, a landscape architect and member of the Tenleytown Main Street design team, explains the concept to a pedestrian passing by the park.
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Amber Dutton-Hanlon and Sally Rourke, teachers at Meadowlark Music Studio, sing along with children at the pop-up park.
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This park takes up two metered parking spaces on Albemarle Street.
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Park goers were able to sit down, relax and answer this question: what do you want to see in Tenleytown parks?
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Families enjoy the coloring table at the Tenleytown pop-up park.
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PARK(ing) Day is a global initiative to turn parking spaces into public spaces. Tenleytown is The District's first Ward 3 location.
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Tenleytown Main Street sponsored PARK(ing) Day 2016's Tenleytown location.
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The design includes a barrier wall spelling out Tenleytown in dark green letters.
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The park fit perfectly into the same space cars would, with cars parking on either side of it.
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