What’s the best way to reclaim the streets from the car? Well that’s a turf call…
Four spaces in York’s Castle car park were grassed over by campaigners on Friday (September 15) for International Park(ing) Day.
After paying for the spaces for two hours, they turned them into a mini park, complete with grass and deckchairs.
There was free food and drink, mini massages, knitting, juggling and storytelling.
The idea for International Park(ing) Day originated in the States. It is now a worldwide happening where artists, activists and citizens turn metered parking spots into temporary public parks for people to enjoy.
Several city groups took part in York’s event, including York Bike Belles, Red Tower York, Chill in the Community, Edible York, My Castle Gateway project, Glass Half Full, York Environment Forum, and York Green Party.
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