Community (PARK)ing

Photo: City of Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA,VA- On September 20, Alexandria is participating in PARK(ing) Day, a global event that occurs annually on the third Friday of September, aimed at reclaiming on-street parking spaces by temporarily transforming them into exciting and imaginative park spaces or parklets. This annual, worldwide exercise taking place in 160 cities is meant to demonstrate the importance of preserving and creating public open space in urban areas. Local businesses, non-profits, and City Departments will be designing and hosting their own temporary parks in traditional parking spaces. Take a look around and watch where you park.